Issue Position: Education

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2015
Issues: Education

Universal access to quality education is one of my top priorities in Congress: improving education from Pre-K through college, both in Sacramento and nationwide.

During the 113th Congress, we will hopefully work to overhaul and improve No Child Left Behind and the Education and Secondary School Act (ESEA) so that the law finally lives up to its promise: to provide an equal and excellent education for every child in America. We need to ensure that every child can be taught by a great teacher and that those teachers are properly supported.

I am committed to making sure that high school graduates have access to an affordable college education. In order to cultivate a well-trained, competitive workforce that is capable of keeping abreast of the dynamic global market, the dream of a college education must be within the reach of every qualified student. With that said, I will continue to support the Pell Grant program and oppose cuts to these grants.

Local educators and administrative staff have also done a wonderful job applying for new federal grant opportunities in difficult times. I will continue to work with our local school districts to ensure that they have the resources they need to apply for federal grants.