Americans Want Congress to Focus On Education

Current Events & News | 01/03/2019

Jessica Reynolds
National Digital Coordinator

The 116th Congress will be sworn in today, with the Democrats taking control of the U.S. House. Their list of to-do items is long, but Americans are clear about which issues they want lawmakers to prioritize.

In a new Gallup poll, 87% of people surveyed said education is extremely/very important. Education was the highest ranked issue, just above healthcare and the economy, each at 85%.

A separate poll released Wednesday from POLITICO/Harvard found that 73% of voters want to see the new Congress increase spending on public K-12 education.

It is clear the American public understands the crucial role education plays in developing a prosperous, just society. We at Stand for Children hope the new members of Congress will listen to their constituents and make K-12 education a priority this year.

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