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.
Rep. Schakowsky with Congressional Artistic Discovery Contest Winners & Participants
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Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement after Betsy DeVos was confirmed in a vote by the US Senate that required an unprecedented tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence:
CHICAGO – Rep. Jan Schakowsky announced the top four winners in the Illinois 9th Congressional District 2016 Artistic Discovery competition. Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nation-wide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each Congressional district. Each young artist who submitted his or her work for the competition was honored at a ceremony at the Skokie Library on April 25, attended by families, friends and teachers. All of their art was on display for two weeks at the library.
Meeting with Tim Waters (United Steelworkers), Ramogi Huma (founder of the National College Players Association) and Kain Colter (former Northwestern's quarterback) last year about Northwestern Football Players push for the right to unionize.
Presenting the Congressional Award to Apurva Belsare of Mt. Prospect, with his parents.