Investing in Education
Education is scientifically proven to be the pathway to breaking the cycle of poverty and lifting up our middle class. However, Americans shouldn’t be forced into hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to pursue a higher education. That’s why Congresswoman Newman supports debt cancellation of up to $50,000 for those with outstanding student loans and incomes of less than $100,000 a year. Furthermore, she is committed to not only creating more affordable state colleges, universities and trade schools but also putting them on a pathway toward free tuition.
To ensure students have a pathway to union employment and well-paying jobs in a consistent industry after graduation, Congresswoman Newman is also working with local high schools, community colleges and universities to implement trades and apprenticeship programs. Additionally, she is committed to collaborating with local elementary schools and high schools to ensure curriculums cover cultural and LGBTQ histories as part of an effort to foster cultural literacy across all education levels.