Public Education

Public education is the foundation of our democratic system, and public schoolteachers are some of our most essential public servants. We must protect the quality and integrity of the American public school system: our future literally depends on it.

Public education helped to build our democracy, and continues to make our country stronger day after day. Teachers help raise our children, train our workforce, instill values, and share their love of learning.

Today that institution is under attack. When education is treated as a source for profit, it becomes easy for students to fall through the cracks. Special needs students, students with disabilties, students from underserved communities or at-risk neighborhoods; all these children suffer when education is treated as a for-profit commodity.

The federal government must strengthen and expand our public education system. I support amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would raise the floor of our public education system by reducing class sizes; increasing teacher compensation; providing for arts, athletics, and STEM programs; installing modern technology in every classroom; and guaranteeing quality special education programs.

Endorsed by teachers throughout the 10th district

“Austin teachers and school employees endorse Mike Siegel for Congress because he will fight for us, our students, and public education in Texas.”

Ken Zarifis, President, Education Austin

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