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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Washington, DC (April 30, 2012) - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement to recognize the students at McCracken Middle School in Skokie, Illinois who created the organization Aiding Children Together (ACT) to fight for children's rights across the globe :
"Today, I recognize the extraordinary students at the McCracken Middle School in Skokie, Illinois, who are working to improve the lives and futures of children around the world.
SKOKIE, IL (August 26, 2011) — Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), held a forum to provide municipal leaders and school district officials information on federal funding and procurement opportunities.