Issue Position: Education

Issue Position

Issues: Education

Issue Position: Education

"The foundation of every state is in the education of its youth." Dionysius

In Congress, I have consistently worked to enact laws that achieve increased support for public education and preserve decision-making authority for states, local communities and especially local school boards. It is important that we provide a strong foundation for education, as is referenced in the above quote. However, there is a proper role for federal support of education.

Senator Crapo with Idaho school children.The federal government can provide resources, research, incentives and direct support for needed educational objectives. Programs like Headstart, IDEA, Impact Aid, EPSCoR, vocational-technical education and child nutrition programs are just a few of the important successes we have achieved in this arena.

I will continue to be a strong advocate of these and other programs that solve problems and produce results for communities in Idaho and throughout our nation.