As a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, I heard from students about the financial burdens placed upon individuals and families, and the barriers that must be navigated in order to ensure students are prepared to enter the workforce.  One of the best things the federal government can do in this area is to get out of the way.  Giving states the flexibility to serve their students is something we must address during this Congress. Far too often, we see policies come out of D.C. that provide a top-down approach, increasing costs instead of improving the system. Education should be in the hands of the states and local tech schools and universities, not bureaucrats in Washington.