Issue Position: Education

Issue Position

By:  Karen Bass
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

A strong investment in 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.