Education in America

Kurt believes that every American deserves an affordable education

College and job training is out of reach for too many Americans

All Americans should have access to a quality education that prepares them for the challenges they will face throughout their life. Throughout his career, Kurt has helped increase funding for Head Start, Pell Grants, workforce investment, and special education.

But there is much more work to be done. College tuition has skyrocketed in the last two decades, and thousands of students are drowning in debt. That’s why Kurt cosponsored legislation to keep student loan interest rates from doubling, to make college more accessible, and to protect college graduates just starting to build their lives. 

Investing in career and technical education programs is another way to help students learn about new careers that will give them family-wages with no student debt. While our labor economy continues to shift, Americans need the freedom and opportunity to train in new skills, learn trades, and take risks. Kurt co-sponsored the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (HR 2353) to give schools the innovative tools to expand CTE and align learning opportunities with in-demand jobs.