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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Education

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.  

For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact my Washington, DC office. I look forward to your feedback.

More on Education

March 22, 2017 In The News

Rep. Bass Discusses CBC Meeting With Pres. Trump, Chairman Nunes Remarks on MSNBC:

Rep. Bass Discusses CBC Meeting With ABC 7 Eyewitness News Los Angeles:

March 22, 2017 Press Release

“The purpose of the meeting, which I think we made very clear, was to answer his question about what our community has to lose,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting. “It’s his budget, it’s his policy, it’s his rhetoric; all of these factors demonstrate what we stand to lose and in some cases, what we’ve already begun to lose in the first fifty days of his administration.”

March 22, 2017 Press Release

During the meeting, the CBC Members will provide the President with short- and long-term solutions he can act on during his presidency to advance the African-American community in the United States.   
 
“During the President’s campaign, he asked our community what we have to lose,” Rep. Bass said. “I think the Caucus is looking forward to answering this question and presenting options for the President to explore and hopefully implement.”
 

March 8, 2017 Press Release

"Denying or creating barriers to people with a drug conviction from being able to receive federal financial aid has done nothing but keep Pell Grants and student loans from people who need them and who want to get their lives on track," said Rep. Bass. “The bill will reduce recidivism, over-criminalization and tax-payer burdens by stopping the suspension of college aid for individuals who want to get their lives back on track after a petty drug offense.”

February 16, 2017 Press Release

“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.

October 14, 2016 Blog Post

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.

September 1, 2016 In The News

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.