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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona


As the former Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, I am passionate about the education of our children. I am committed to providing our children with the best opportunities possible, by empowering parents to choose the schools their children will attend whether that choice is public, private, or parochial.

One of the most important things we can do for the future of America’s education system is to demand proficiency in English comprehension and speaking skills. All students – whether recent immigrants or children of longtime citizens – must learn to read and write English from the earliest age possible. This will promote unity in the education system as teachers will be released from the continual burdens of spending unnecessary time with non-English speakers along with the students who fluently read and write English.

Families have waited far too long for these reforms. America’s children deserve the best education possible and Congress has an ideal opportunity to employ a proven method to help make this happen.

More on Education

June 2, 2015 Blog
Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Representative Trent Franks, made the following statement at a Subcommittee Hearing "First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses"
January 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) introduced the Children's Hope Act (H.R. 422), which would encourage states to enact their own state scholarship tax credit, similar to the credit that has been so successful in Arizona, thereby giving all children the opportunity to obtain the best possible education, without spending taxpayer dollars:

October 10, 2012 Photo Gallery
The sophomore class from the Stella K. Abraham School for Girls stopped by my office to express their concern regarding Iran's continued pursuit of a nuclear capability and the incredible threat such a capability would create for Israel.
October 10, 2012 Photo Gallery

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August 4, 2011 Blog
In a recent article, "Gosar, Franks on wrong tack," an editorial writer poised the question to her readers: If you think the sweetest sound at the Grand Canyon is the buzz of aircraft motor, not nature, then Arizona Congressmen Paul Gosar and Trent Franks are on your side.


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