Education is a great equalizer and the foundation of the American Dream. Every child, regardless of their zip code, should have access to a free, quality education. The federal government must continue to play a key role in boosting education standards and closing achievement gaps so that all children receive a strong and equal foundational education.
We must also ensure that higher education is accessible for everyone and affordable so that young college graduates aren’t crippled with debt. As a product of public schools and as someone who benefited from federal higher education programs, I am committed to preserving and expanding these opportunities. I support legislation to allow students to refinance existing student loans at the same rate being offered to new borrowers. I also support measures to make college more affordable to low income students.