More on Education

Mar 5, 2014

Black Voice News: President Obama Asks for Support of Black Male Initiative, California Endowment Answers Call

The foundation’s $50 Million program to boost “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in California, leading other organizations with the largest contribution so far

Jan 8, 2014

Statement on LA Unified calling a special election to fill school board vacancy

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) decision to fill the current board vacancy via a special election in lieu of an appointment.

Dec 17, 2013

Statement from Rep. Karen Bass on Filling Term on LA Unified School Board

Representative Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) upcoming decision on how to fill the vacant seat following the passing of Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.

Nov 20, 2013

Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation to Enable More Students Attend College

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) announced that she has joined with Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) in introducing legislation that will open up affordable college education to tens of thousands of American students.

Nov 15, 2013


Rep. Bass introduced the "Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act" (SUCCESS Act) to prevent an unnecessary law and collateral consequences from affecting students access to federal financial aid.

Aug 27, 2013

MSNBC: Rep. Karen Bass joins PoliticsNation to discuss the GOP's attacks on the poor

Rep. Karen Bass joined Reverend Al Sharpton to discuss proposed cuts to the social safety net & GOP leaders who claim that most poverty is the result of "poor personal decision-making."

Jul 25, 2013

The Hill: Senate student loan bill lets students down

When it comes to standing up for our youth, we have a moral obligation to not only make the process of governing work, but also to ensure that it works to the benefit of those most in need.

Jul 24, 2013

Statement on Senate Passage of Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of legislation to address the doubling of interest rates on Stafford student loans:

Jul 11, 2013 Student loan fight heats up as Congress returns

House Republican leaders returned to Capitol Hill Monday after a one-week break and immediately blamed Senate Democrats and the White House for a hike on interest rates for an estimated seven million students who plan to take out government-subsidized student loans this year.

Jul 9, 2013 Lawmakers Play Blame Game on Student Loan Interest Rates

As Congress struggles for a solution, the cost of borrowing has doubled. Rep. Karen Bass, who has been very vocal on student debt, criticized Republicans for holding a press conference instead of focusing on a workable solution.