As a former PTA President, a mother of three, and a grandmother of eight, Nita knows that improving educational opportunities for all Americans and giving them a chance to succeed will ensure that our nation has the most talented and educated workforce. That means focusing on early childhood education programs like Head Start, investing in math and science education, and improving access to college and skills training that prepare our children to compete in the global economy.
Access to College: Nita fought successfully to make college more affordable by increasing Pell Grants, cracking down on needless and wasteful subsidies to loan providers, and providing tax credits to students and parents for college tuition. She has supported cuts in student loan interest rates to protect students from outrageous interest rate increases
A New GI Bill: Nita worked to pass a New GI Bill that provides the children of America’s fallen soldiers with full and free access to college.
After-School Enrichment: Nita has been the chief advocate in Congress for After-School education, which provides academic enrichment to help children succeed in the classroom and peace of mind for working parents.