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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April 24, 2020 Press Release

EVANSTON – Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, and U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced bicameral legislation to provide a historic investment in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs to cover the graduate education costs of approximately 300,000 clinicians in order to help address existing health workforce shortages throughout our health care system.

January 21, 2020 Press Release

EVANSTON, IL - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, announced the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge competition for the 9th Congressional District of Illinois.   

“I am happy to announce that Max Ward, a resident of Mount Prospect and a senior at Prospect High School, has won this year’s competition. Congratulations, Max! 

October 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) issued the following statement as Chicago Public Schools announce the 4th day of cancelled classes: