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.