As a product of public schools and the father of two young boys, I know that quality education is vital to our future. In recent years, funding for early childhood education has been slashed, class sizes have ballooned and our teachers face greater challenges than ever. We must improve our public education system at all levels so that every child has the opportunity to succeed.
Federal Pell Grants enabled me to attend college without undue financial hardship to my family or me. I want to ensure that no student from the Inland Empire is denied the opportunity to attend college because of financial need, and will protect important programs like Pell Grants and low-interest loans.
I am also very pleased that California teachers support my campaign for Congress.