Issue Position: Supporting the Education of Next Generation of Northwest Indiana Workers

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2018
Issues: K-12 Education

Pete wants every child in Northwest Indiana to have the skill set to be prepared for the 21st Century economy. That is why Pete has supported grants for early childhood education in Northwest Indiana through the Head Start program, voted for legislation to increase Title I funding, and voted to reduce the federal role in standardized testing. Pete is also focused on ensuring that every student has the ability to pursue higher education or training, and has consistently supported funding for Pell Grants, TRIO programs, apprenticeship trainings, and efforts to lower interest rates on existing student loan debt.