We can help get our economy back by empowering the next generation with the skills and knowledge they need to create jobs here in New Mexico. Schools in New Mexico need support to lower dropout rates and increase student performance. By supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Ben Ray Luján made sure that teachers stayed in the classroom. There was also significant investments in school improvements.
In a competitive global economy, higher education is more important than ever. Ben Ray Luján supported student loan reform, which will increase Pell Grants and make it easier for college students to pay back their loans. Ben Ray Luján introduced the Community College Energy Training Act, which will provide funding to expand clean energy programs at community college.
On the Committee on Science and Technology, is working to expand and improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum in our schools. America needs to produce more scientists, innovators and engineers to compete in a global economy. Rep. Luján cosponsored the STEM Education Coordination Act, which will coordinate STEM education activities and help improve the program.
Ben Ray Luján is going to keep fighting to help students get a strong education, reduce dropout rates, and improve college educations for all students.