I am committed to fighting for educational opportunities for our young people. There are so many talented youth who are unable to afford the increasing costs of higher education or who find themselves surrounded in mountains of debt following the completion of those educational pursuits. I would like to see increased scholarship opportunities, expanded and reformed financial aid opportunities, and a host of partnerships that begin during the educational foundation period that inspire students early on to use education as a springboard to future successes and opportunities.
Our public school systems are inundated with problems due to a lack of resources and increasing frustration by our educators who attempt to stretch the minimal dollars they receive. I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to address the concerns of educators and administrators and to increase the level of funding so that our deserving children will not suffer as a result of a constrained fiscal budget.