As the chair of the Senate School Choice Caucus, I am a firm believer that a child’s zip code should not dictate his or her access to quality education nor define the child’s future. This means increasing the availability of and access to whichever educational model a particular family finds best for their situation: public school, private academies, home schooling, charter school, or other cutting-edge models.
At the Higher Education level, this also means that the invaluable work of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities must be recognized, encouraged, and expanded. HBCUs fill an important role in educating our youth, especially students of color. They also provide unique and valuable research, development and leadership to our society. I will continue to ensure they receive the attention and resources they deserve. Looking across all of our postsecondary institutions, including HBCUs, we also have a responsibility to provide families with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions on which pathways to opportunity are right for them.
I have introduced multiple bills and provisions to help tackle these critical issues, including:
- School Choice Now Act
- CHOICE Act
- Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act
- Kids in Classes Act
- National School Choice Week Resolution
- National Charter School Week Resolution
- FUTURE Act
- HBCU PARTNERS Act
- College Transparency Act
- College Application Month Resolution
- Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act
- PROMISE Act
- FLIGHT Act