A solid education is paramount to our children’s future and thus the future of our country. Although most funding designated for elementary and secondary education comes from state, local, and private sources, federal support is necessary for a strong education system. During my time as a Member of Congress, I have supported efforts to not only improve the quality of education as a whole but also ensure that adequate funding goes to the states to ensure that quality education programs continue. We must continue to focus on creating a robust learning environment so that students are prepared for the jobs of the 21st century. We must also ensure that students have access to quality post-secondary education funding, such as the Pell Grant program and low-interest student loans.