Rep. Paul Cook Cosponsoring the College Transparency Act to Aid Families in Well-Informed Choices

By on October 16, 2019
Rep. Paul Cook

Yucaipa’s U.S. Congressman Paul Cook has announced his support for HR 1766, the College Transparency Act. Currently the federal government cannot collect and report accurate data on student outcomes at colleges and universities in the U.S. Lacking this information students and families are not empowered to make well-informed choices regarding about their educational choices.

The bipartisan HR 1766 overturns the ban on student-level data collection in the higher education institutions. It also reverses current law prevents policymakers and institutions from crafting evidence-based policies to help students succeed.

The legislation reforms and improves the current system to provide accurate, timely, and high-quality aggregate data for students and families, policymakers, institutions, and businesses. HR 1766 allows interested individuals and organizations to find answers to key questions about student access and success in a user-friendly, transparent way.

“It’s important that parents and students have access to clear information on universities and colleges, so that they can make responsible decisions about their higher education choices,” said Rep. Cook. This commonsense bipartisan bill will make it much easier for families to get the information they need to make enrollment decisions. I look forward to seeing this bill move forward in the House.”

Rep. Cook is a member of the House Natural Resources and Armed Services Committees and is the Republican Leader on the House Natural Resources Indigenous Peoples of America Subcommittee. Rep. Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years of service after having attained the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during his combat years.

Rep. Cook maintains a field office in Yucaipa at 34282 Yucaipa Blvd. The Yucaipa office phone number is 909-797-4900; please call prior to visiting the office in order to confirm the hours the office is open.