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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

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.

December 18, 2015 Page

The Problem

December 3, 2015 Press Release
Legislation includes Davis-Bass legislation that would ensure educational stability for foster youth
July 31, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the federal Department of Education announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program that will allow Americans in both state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants and pursue the post-secondary education:
June 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Department of Education announced that it will forgive student loans for people impacted by Corinthian Colleges' closing campuses.
August 13, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement today following Dr. George McKenna’s victory in last night's special election for the Los Angeles Board of Education, District 1.
May 6, 2014 Editorial
It is unacceptable that the sons and daughters of America’s working families must face indentured servitude simply to get the education they need.