Texas’ educational system continues to be ranked among the bottom in the country – 41st in Education Week’s 2019 Quality Counts Report – yet enrollment in Texas schools continues to rise, with one in every 10 school-age child in America residing in Texas.
As the daughter of a lifelong educator, Gina understands that a quality education is the key to a better future. Gina knows she wouldn’t be where she is today without the educators who helped guide her and the opportunities her education provided. Unfortunately, as pivotal as quality education is to future economic security and success, Texas ranks 41st nationwide in classroom spending.
In Congress, Gina will fight to ensure every Texas student has access to a first-class public school education and the resources they need. Gina’s high school had a graduation rate of less than 60 percent. This is too common in Texas, and we must do better.
In Congress, Gina will work to:
Ensure every student has the opportunity to receive a quality education regardless of where they attend school or where they live. This starts with ensuring the classroom is a safe and inclusive learning environment for every student.
Provide the resources necessary to attract, continually develop, and retain the best teachers in our classrooms – and then give teachers what they need to do their jobs.
Give every child the opportunity to get the head start they need by fully funding universal Pre-K and making early childhood education programs available to all families.
Increase federal resources for STEM education so that our kids have access to the good-paying jobs of the future.
Protect and increase federal dollars for our kids with special needs and disabilities.