You can never take away a good education, and a good education is the surest sign of future success for individuals.
Primary and Secondary education, known better as grade school and high school, is primarily the responsibility of state and local governments. Congressman Armstrong strongly supports local control over education decisions and opposes a one-size-fits-all approach from Washington, D.C.
Congressman Armstrong believes that parents, community leaders, teachers and other education professionals, actively engaged in the decision-making process at the local level, are the best individuals to administer our education system. He is also a strong supporting of parents’ rights to educate their children at home as well as private and parochial schools. He opposes efforts to infringe on the education rights of parents.
Post-secondary education, such as technical colleges and four-year universities, also operates best when local officials, business leaders and educational professionals work together to meet the needs of the state and region. This is especially important for technical colleges, which teach individuals skills, such as welding, that can immediately lead to a job.
Congressman Armstrong is working to empower local technical colleges and universities to meet the needs of their students and communities and removing federal overreach that drives up costs and does not lead to better outcomes.
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Representative Kelly Armstrong visited students at Dickinson High School, Tuesday, for an open forum in which he discussed social media, vaping and other youth issues.
He talked to students about how social media uses their information.
“You’re not the customer," Armstrong said. "The customer is advertisers. You know what you are? You’re the product ... Anybody ever went shopping online and bought something and then go back to their social media platform and the thing they just bought five seconds ago was the thing on their ads?"
He gave the students an anecdote.
Google spokespersons Lynette Barksdale and Jamie Hill teamed up with Rep. Kelly Armstrong on Friday to teach students at Dickinson Middle School about internet safety with an interactive presentation called Online Safety Roadshow: How to be Internet Awesome.