Pramila Jayapal on Education



Additional $158 million for early childhood education

Pramila knows that early education provides a strong start that can have a long lasting and far reaching positive impact in the lives of our children and our community. She was named a Children's Alliance Champion in the State Senate for her efforts to pass the Early Start Act that put an additional $158 million into early childhood education and she'll continue to be a strong advocate for early childhood education in Congress.

America's public schools teachers have one of the greatest responsibilities in our nation. That's why Pramila will fight for increased teacher pay and benefits, so we can attract and retain the very best. And she'll work to get rid of unnecessary testing that burden teachers so that they can get back to preparing our children with the skills they need to compete in the 21st-century economy.

Source: 2016 WA House campaign website PramilaForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Two years of guaranteed tuition at community colleges

In the State Senate Pramila served on the Equity and Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, where she led critical conversations about equity in all education policies. She pushed for reforms that take into account the individual student rather than just aggregate data points. She also helped create a model policy for language translation and interpretation for Limited English Proficient parents and fought for additional support for teachers of bilingual and special needs kids.

Pramila understands the importance of higher education to our economy and believes all hardworking students deserve the opportunity to receive the education they need to succeed. In the State Senate, she introduced the Washington Promise program, which would provide two years of guaranteed tuition at community and technical colleges for all eligible Washington residents.

Source: 2016 WA House campaign website PramilaForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Create non-religious charter schools as open alternatives

Excerpts from legislation: Bill on CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS: