Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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Education

One of the greatest blessings in America is the ability for anyone, no matter their economic background or family history, to work hard and succeed.  As the first person in my family to attend college, I know firsthand the transformative power of education.

I believe every child in America should have access to a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming environment, regardless of whether their education takes place in a public school, private school, home school or non-traditional setting.  As the wife of a school teacher, I know that our education system faces challenges.  American students have been testing below their international peers, debt for college students has skyrocketed, and the federal government’s resources for education are strained.  But I firmly believe America has the ability to produce the best and brightest students, from preschool through graduate school.

More on Education

May 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) awarded Yejee Oh, a sophomore at Penn High School, with first place in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition from the 2nd Congressional District for her artwork titled “Naturelement Mc’canigue”. Oh’s artwork placed first out of 68 entries submitted to Walorski’s office from around the district.

Apr 28, 2014 In The News

PERU — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski Thursday encouraged students at Peru High School to get involved in government to help make a difference in the community.

Walorski, who represents Miami County as part of Indiana’s 2nd congressional district, talked to students about how government works, and how they can use it to create change.

Apr 24, 2014 In The News

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and author Todd Gongwer will speak atBethel College's commencement May 3.

Walorski will speak at the traditional and graduate students' ceremony at 4:30 p.m., while Gongwer will speak at the adult students' ceremony at 10 a.m., according to a release from the college.

Apr 7, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) congratulated seven individuals from Northern Indiana who received service academy nominations from her office.

Jul 31, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after the House passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 (originally passed by the House as the Smarter Solutions for Students Act):

Jul 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after the House voted to pass the Student Success Act, H.R. 5:

“As the wife of a schoolteacher, I was proud to support this legislation to pass meaningful education reforms for Hoosier schools and families.  The Student Success Act moves away from unworkable federal regulations and allows states the flexibility to develop creative, innovative policies for their students. 

Mar 1, 2013 Press Release

ELKHART, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski today joined students at Mary Beck Elementary School to celebrate Feed The Children’s “Read Across America” Day.  After reading her favorite Dr. Seuss book to the children, Walorski visited with students and teachers to promote reading and education.