Betsy Markey on Education

Last Updated : Sep 01, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

A World Class Education System

Public education in America is one of our greatest success stories. Our country has made it a priority to invest in our young people and help them become productive members of society, lifelong learners and assets to their communities. My three children received a wonderful education in Colorado's public schools and the opportunities presented to them have helped each grow and reach their goals. We must ensure that all students in this country have access to a high quality education with qualified teachers and the technology needed for success. Today, many schools are struggling to get the support and resources to help them teach the children they serve.

Our colleges and universities have been the envy of the world. However, as tuition rates climb access to a college education is slipping out of reach for more students every year. The cost of a college education has risen 40% in the last five years and continues to go up. Students and families have taken on more and more debt as a result of climbing tuition costs. In 2009, the House passed legislation to make college more accessible, reform the way our country's student loan programs operate, boost quality early education opportunities, support community colleges and professional training programs, and strengthen America's fiscal health by paying down the federal deficit. I strongly support this legislation. When we make education affordable, we are ensuring a more prosperous nation and encouraging the next generation of American leaders in the global economy.

 

Voting Record

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

In May of 2010 the House voted on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. The act passed the House 262-150. Betsy Markey voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Betsy Markey voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5116; America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010

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