As a product of public schools and the father of two young boys attending public schools, I know first-hand that a quality education is vital to our future.
With the help of a federal Pell Grant, I worked my way through college. that’s why I believe every student who works hard should be able to afford a college education. Last year, I wrote a bill to help ease the student loan burden on students and their families, and I’ve been fighting back against Republican efforts to cut Pell Grants, on which so many Inland Empire students rely.
I’m proud to have earned the support of the California Teachers Association for my commitment to improving our public education system, expanding access to vocational programs and fighting to make college more affordable.