In Congress, I will make education a national priority by investing in universal pre-K, supporting teachers, and expanding vocational training. Through my friend Julian Castro’s Pre-K for SA program, San Antonio has proven that investments in pre-K education can be made and result in educational achievements for our children. We should treat San Antonio as a model and expand access to pre-K education nationwide.

As someone who will be paying off my own student loans until my son goes to college, I also know that we must make college more affordable. I am committed to reducing student debt by ensuring that most eligible students can attend a four-year university at minimal cost to them.

We must also provide options for students outside of the traditional university system to gain the skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly technology-dependent economy. Expanded vocational and technology training will help our friends and neighbors gain these skills.