Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Improving Education

No child should be left in an education system that fails to provide the opportunity to learn and succeed. Unfortunately, many of our schools simply do not provide the quality education and safe learning environment our children deserve. 

We cannot continue to forsake our children and our future by allowing a poor education system to continue getting worse. I believe we must commit ourselves to an education system that empowers parents, teachers, and local administrators. Our education system succeeds when the education dollars and decisions are made close to home. 

Study after study has demonstrated that increased parental involvement in a child's education is the key to improving   student performance. For these reasons, I support empowering parents with the ability to choose a school that best meets the needs of their child. Forcing children to attend failing schools robs them of their chance to succeed. 

Our children deserve the opportunity to receive the best possible education and I am committed to increasing student performance, promoting teacher quality, increasing accountability for our schools, and offering families a greater role in the education of their loved ones. 

More on Improving Education

Sep 26, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the House approved H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations and Continuing Appropriations Act.
Jul 12, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, issued the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill.
Mar 22, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the House passage of the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding bill.
Mar 14, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 407-10 to approve H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act. Diaz-Balart is a co-sponsor of this legislation.
Jul 19, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill for fiscal year 2018.
Nov 16, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after it was announced that Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.
Nov 29, 2012
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Hispanic Conference, released the following statement in anticipation of H.R. 6429, STEM Jobs Act of 2012, coming to the floor later today.
Sep 12, 2012
Congressman Diaz-Balart will host Service Academy Day at the U.S. Southern Command on Saturday, September 15, at 8:30 a.m.
Feb 21, 2012
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement congratulating Miami Palmetto Senior High School for winning the South Florida High School Science Bowl on Saturday.
Apr 30, 2010
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials will host a field hearing in Miami on High-Speed Rail titled “Intermodal High-Speed Rail Connections” this Monday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus.
Apr 29, 2010
Congressmen Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart met with Felipe Matos, Gaby Pacheco, Carlos Roa, and Juan Rodriguez, also known as the Dreamers, upon their arrival in Washington, DC.
Apr 14, 2010
Today Congressman Diaz-Balart encouraged his constituents to take part in the U.S. Census.
Feb 26, 2010
Today Congressman Diaz-Balart, announced that in commemoration of Black History Month, he honored three influential African American leaders from Southern Florida throughout the month of February.
Feb 3, 2010
The following is the statement of U.S. Rep. Diaz-Balart, Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee Ranking Member, from today’s hearing entitled, “FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Program in Haiti: How to Apply Lessons Learned at Home”.