This week, I introduced the Higher Education and Employment Transparency Act, a bill which offers prospective and current college students more information as they make decisions regarding which school to attend. This bill will require the Department of Education and all institutions receiving federal student aid to provide up-to-date employment statistics, including data that shows which majors are leading to the most job opportunities.
College-bound individuals often face a difficult question when they ask themselves if further education is a wise investment. With this bill, my goal is to give students access to all the information they need to make an informed decision on their futures and to choose the school that will best help them reach their career goals.
To further the debate on education, I've also announced the creation of the Congressional Higher Education Caucus, which I hope will allow Members of Congress to come together and discuss real solutions to the problems facing today's students. I hope this venue will encourage open, honest discussions across both sides of the aisle on these critical issues.