I am deeply concerned by the deterioration of our nation’s public school system. Many of our children receive low-quality education that undermines their potential and threatens our society. I believe our policies should enable parents and local school districts to choose school programs and curriculum that best fit students’ needs.

The federal government’s well-intentioned efforts to regulate our nation’s public schools have contributed to problems within our educational system. Our great country is too large and too diverse for a one-size-fits-all approach to education. We must limit the role of the federal government in our classrooms to allow parents and teachers to act in students’ best interest. I also believe we should distribute federal spending in block grants with few or no strings attached.

We can also give parents and students more freedom in their educational choices by allowing alternatives—such as school vouchers, charter schools, on-line education, home schooling, and education savings accounts. A refundable tax credit, equal to the cost of educating a child in a public school, should be given to parents who opt for these alternative programs that cost nothing to the public school system. The increased competition with public schools would also incentivize progress and improvement. I oppose any attempts by unions to limit education choices through unfair regulations.

Congressman Lamborn delivers books and smiles to Centennial Elementary School in Colorado Springs.

Congressman Lamborn delivers books and smiles to Centennial Elementary School in Colorado Springs. 



Major Education Legislation:

H.R. 5 Student Success Act
I voted in strong support of this bill that replaces the failed standards of No Child Left Behind with localized, state-led systems. This legislation frees K–12 education from Common Core curriculum, reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and funds programs for disadvantaged students and Title I schools. Parents, educators, and individual school districts will be empowered under H.R. 5 to control their own path and ensure that students have the opportunities they need to succeed.

Top 10 Ways the Student Success Act Improves on No Child Left Behind

Cosponsored Education Legislation:

H.R. 3421 - A PLUS Act
I cosponsored this bill that would allow more financial freedom for individual states. This legislation, supported by the Heritage Foundation, would allow states to combine certain funds in order to improve students’ academic achievement. 

H.R. 1089 - Native American Indian Education Act
This legislation fulfills our nation’s promise to provide affordable higher education to Native Americans. H.R. 1089 instructs the Department of Education to reimburse educational institutions for tuition costs of Native American students. 

H.R. 5275 - PUBLIC School Act of 2016

H.R. 6433 - Protect the Flag Act

More on Education

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lamborn and Congressman Duncan led a letter to Secretary Cardona, at the United States Department of Education opposing the American History and Civics Education grant program and “Proposed Priority 1 – Projects That

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- On Wednesday, Congressman Lamborn sent a letter to the University of California, Merced and San Francisco State University (SFSU) regarding their attempt to host Leila Khale

April 19, 2021 In The News

By Shelby Filangi – KRDO 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Some of the best high school artists in the Colorado Springs area are getting a chance to shine in Washington D.C.

Every spring students are encouraged to submit art entries to their local representative's office. Winners are then selected by the Congressional Institute then their work is recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C.

The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

November 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In response to calls from Rep. Doug Lamborn, the Department of Education is looking into potential violations of anti-terrorism laws by San Francisco State University (SFSU).

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos raising alarm at San Francisco State University’s hosting known-terrorist, Leila Khaled for a virtual lecture to university students. Leila Khaled hijacked two planes in 1969 and 1970 with members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.   

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

August 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- This week, Congressman Doug Lamborn penned an op-ed featured in the Washington Examiner, warning about the dangerous policies of the Democratic Party. 

What Joe Biden’s America would look like in 2021
By Rep. Doug Lamborn

May 4, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and eight of their colleagues sent a letter to Secretary DeVos applauding her common-sense guidance directing universities to restrict limited coronavirus aid to American students and students legally residing in the United States.
March 6, 2020 Press Release
This evening at Library 21c in Colorado Springs, Congressman Lamborn joined students, parents, and educators from the 5th Congressional District to celebrate beautiful art and local talent.
February 11, 2020 Press Release
On February 10th, Congressman Doug Lamborn hosted a telephone town hall to discuss President Trump's acquittal, the President's budget, the economy, U.S. Space Command, prescription drug prices, and other issues important to constituents of the Fifth Congressional District.