The American education system is broken. We must put parents in charge of their children’s education – not the government.

Our students continue to lag behind their peers worldwide, even though we spend more than $620 billion on K-12 education per year – that’s more than nearly every other major country in the world. Giving states and local school districts more control and allowing competition where possible, is our best option for improving a failed model.  By allowing the free-market and local experts to lead, schools will be more accountable and free to prosper. We must not overregulate our school system with a top-down approach from the Department of Education.

In Congress, I’ve supported legislation to rein in federal control over education and give power back to parents, states, and local education leaders.

ITT: TTU Freshman Earns Congressional Award

October 26, 2018

Hundreds of volunteer hours earned one incoming Texas Tech freshman a trip to the U.S. Capitol this summer to receive a prestigious award. Elizabeth Walker of Abilene was one of 29 Texans to earn a […] Read More

Nexstar: Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell named Texas Tech University System Chancellor

October 25, 2018

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) – The following is a news release from the Texas Tech University System: The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents today (Oct. 25) unanimously voted to name Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell the […] Read More

KCBD: Congressman Arrington helps honor Shallowater High School Assistant Principal

October 17, 2018

SHALLOWATER, TX (KCBD) – A Shallowater man who carries two titles was recognized Wednesday. Some know Kris Hulse as the Assistant Principal at Shallowater High School. Others know him as Lieutenant Colonel Hulse. During the […] Read More

IStation: How Intervention Helped a Failing School Get an A

September 13, 2018

Amy Stephens, former principal of Bayless Elementary School in Lubbock, Texas, can’t get enough of Istation. Istation has been her top tool in turning around three schools in Lubbock ISD, transforming them from the lowest-ranked schools […] Read More

August in Photos

September 07, 2018

School is back in full swing, and in a few short weeks, summer will turn to fall. It sure went fast, but as I reflect on the month of August I think of the good-hearted, […] Read More

House Floor Speech on Dr. Bill Dean

March 27, 2018

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor to honor Dr. Bill Dean. Read More

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Lubbock, TX 79401

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Washington, DC office

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4005
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