A strong commitment to education is the best investment for a strong economy and our future competitiveness in the global economy. I am committed to strengthening our K-12 public school system, supporting our teachers, and ensuring all children receive a first-class education. Reforms to No Child Left Behind must be made to end the one size fits all approach to learning and heavy emphasis on testing under the current education law. Jobs requiring at least a two-year degree will grow twice as fast in the coming years as jobs requiring no college degree. It is essential that our students are adequately prepared for college and the cost of college tuition is affordable.
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“I’m reintroducing the Student Loan Fairness Act because student debt is not an issue that is just going to disappear overnight without a concerted effort by Congress. We need to make sure we are setting up future generations for success, not crippling debt,” Rep. Bass said. “The fact that Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt is a dramatic reminder that student debt is an ever expanding impediment on the young graduates in our country.
On Tuesday, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) joined International Game Technology (ITG) for the grand opening of the Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School Computer Lab. The computer lab is part of IGT’s After School Advantage Program, which provides educational opportunities to local children by donating new computers, printers, software, furniture, and volunteer hours to public schools and non-profit organizations that sponsor after-school programs.
I am pleased to announce that 12 individuals from California’s 37th Congressional District have received prestigious Fulbright awards during the 2015-2016 academic year.