Working for Education and Job Training

Education is the ticket to success for every aspiring young person.  Every child deserves a safe, inclusive place to explore their passions and develop a lifelong love of learning.  That is why Congressman Sarbanes is a strong supporter of early childhood development programs like Head Start and consistently supports strong funding for public education and teacher development programs.

For those who want to pursue higher education, we need to rein in the skyrocketing costs of tuition and provide grants and loans that will ease that burden.  For those who seek the technical skills to launch a career, we must develop apprenticeships and other workforce training opportunities.  Congressman Sarbanes authored the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Act, which provides reduced monthly payments and full forgiveness of federal student loans to graduates who devote ten years to public service.  He consistently supports legislation to increase funding for the federal Pell Grant and other programs that help individuals from diverse backgrounds discover and attain their potential through higher education.  In addition, Congressman Sarbanes has also supported legislation to streamline job-training programs and develop career and technical skills among secondary and postsecondary students.

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Congressman John Sarbanes has been endorsed by The National Education Association.