I believe education is the surest path to success. From pre-k to college and beyond, it is imperative that Congress makes high-quality education accessible and affordable to all. We must prepare El Pasoans for the workforce and make sure that they can get jobs in this ever-increasing global economy. I am committed to ensuring that every student coming out of our public schools has the best possible education and tools they need to obtain a higher education. I am also committed to uplifting our teachers and making sure they have a salary that reflects their invaluable work.
We must also address the teacher shortage that currently exists and ensure young El Pasoans are being prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. That is why I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the Fellowships to Prepare the Next Generation of Teachers Act, which would provides fellowships for graduate students who are pursuing doctoral teaching degrees in the fields of STEM, special education and English language.