Education

As a former elementary school teacher, I believe that we need to ensure that all children have fair, equal access to a high-quality public education. The future of our economy and the success of our country depend on a renewed commitment to public education. Policymakers need to work in partnership with teachers, parents, academics, administrators and students to build an adequately funded system to educate all our children. Lifelong education, beginning with 3-and 4-year olds and continuing through vocational training, community college, bachelor degrees and beyond, should be affordable and available for all Americans. I believe we should respect our nation's teachers and provide them with decent wages, benefits and the right to unionize.

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Rep. Schakowsky with Congressional Artistic Discovery Contest Winners & Participants

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April 13, 2021 Press Release

EVANSTON, IL - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge competition for the 9th Congressional District of Illinois.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, Chair of Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and a member of the House Energy and Commerce Racial Disparities Working Group, issued the following statement in recognition of Black History Month:

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, voted for legislation to provide relief to families and small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation passed also includes comprehensive funding language to keep the federal government in operation through the 2021 fiscal year.

October 15, 2020 Editorial
There is one piece of the negotiations that Republicans want to include that most Americans do not need or want — corporate immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits, not just during the pandemic, but through 2024.
September 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, today announced her support for the College Athlete’s Bill of Rights. This legislative framework will advance justice and opportunity for college athletes, creating a baseline of rights and protections for them, while guaranteeing they have a voice. It would additionally ensure individual states have flexibility to provide greater protections and opportunities for college athletes.

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