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Issue Position: Education

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Education is one of the most important issues I deal with as a Member of Congress. The stakes are enormous and I take seriously my responsibility to ensure that the federal government plans and positions well in making resources available to local school districts to help educate our children.

I remain committed to making sure that the needed resources are made available for elementary and secondary education so we can ensure that we are truly leaving no child behind. I will also continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to make college more affordable and accessible to students.

America's greatest resource for innovation resides within classrooms across the country. We must give our students more opportunities to be highly-trained in math, science, and technology so they can turn ideas into innovations. Future innovators must reflect the diversity of our country, and we must provide opportunities for every qualified student. I will work with my colleagues and the Obama Administration to create a new generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians and ensure that today's students get the job skills they need at all levels of learning.


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