• Has made improving schools and colleges a top priority in Congress.
  • Supported successful student aid reform, which reduced student loan interest rates by cutting wasteful subsidies to banks and lending directly to students.
  • Increased the number and size of Pell Grant scholarships.
  • Wrote the Price Education Affordability Act, which gives parents and students a tax break on their education loans.
  • Authored and passed a law to help recruit top-quality teachers, modeled on North Carolina‚Äôs successful Teaching Fellows Program.
  • Authored the Advanced Technical Education Act, which strengthens high-tech worker training through community and technical colleges.
  • Supports common-sense changes in the No Child Left Behind law to improve teacher quality and student performance.