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.
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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):
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.
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.