I am the Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair for one simple reason: I am a firm believer that a child’s zip code should not dictate his or her access to quality education nor define the child’s future. This means increasing the availability of and access to whichever educational model a particular family finds best for their situation: public school, private academies, home schooling, charter school, or other cutting-edge models.
At the Higher Education level, this also means that the invaluable work of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities must be recognized, encouraged, and expanded. HBCUs fill an important role in educating our youth, especially students of color. They also provide unique and valuable research, development and leadership to our society. I will continue to ensure they receive the attention and resources they deserve. Looking across all of our postsecondary institutions, including HBCUs, we also have a responsibility to provide families with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions on which pathways to opportunity are right for them.
I have introduced multiple bills and provisions to help tackle these critical issues, including:
Wednesday | September 16, 2020
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today introduced The State Fix Act to help promote rural and underserved broadband access in South Carolina and around the nation. The legislation builds upon legislation the South Carolina senators introduced earlier this year, The Governors Broadband Development Fund.Read More
Wednesday | July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced the School Choice Now Act – legislation that ensures all students will return to their pre-pandemic educational institutions. Senator Scott was joined by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN).Read More