Ensuring all of our young people have the opportunity for a world-class education, learning the skills and lessons to succeed as adults and lead our future.

All of our young people, regardless of their zip code, deserve the opportunity for a high-quality, affordable education.

We have a responsibility to ensure that our children graduate high school ready for college and a career. They deserve the opportunity to further their education without the burden of enormous student loan debt. In an increasingly globalized world, our graduates must be prepared to compete for jobs, and ready to lead in innovation and ideas, not just with their neighbors, but with people from around the world. 

Only by enhancing our nation’s education opportunities will we maintain the best educated, most innovative and most productive workforce in the world. With renewed emphasis on education -- including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and also Arts programs -- we can ensure that the next generation of invention, and the great breakthroughs in health care, energy and manufacturing are developed in this country.

We must lay the foundation for this success by investing in early childhood education. Research shows that students who are provided with early education are more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate from high school and demonstrate improved academic achievement.