Standing up for Education

America’s future depends on ensuring that students receive the best educational opportunities possible from an early age and can move into the workforce without a lifelong harness of debt. Quality education is the foundation of successful businesses, healthy families, and strong, safe communities.

In the U.S. Senate, Foster will fight for:


Funding for teacher preparation programs that pair accomplished teachers with new teachers to transfer knowledge and experience
Common sense quality improvement strategies such as classroom-based performance assessments and nationally recognized educator certification programs
Support for strong student and teacher goals and financial investments our schools need to meet the highest bar of college and career ready standards
Fair and transparent student, teacher, school and district accountability systems that use multiple measures to assess success
Federal government support for recruiting and retaining teachers that reflect the diversity of the student population
Quality wrap-around services integrated into school settings to make sure our kids come to school ready to learn

Dealing With Student Debt and College Affordability

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Allowing students to refinance their federal student loans when interest rates decline so they get the same benefits any other borrower does
Supporting expanded federal loan forgiveness for graduates that go into careers in public service and education
Building a budget that ties Pell Grants to the rate of inflation so they grow as the economy grows, covering more of the rising cost of college
Cracking down on predatory for-profit colleges that take advantage of federal student loan dollars to enrich CEOs instead of helping our people succeed
Federal policies that incentivize low public college and university tuition rates to keep in-state tuition affordable
Expanding the cap on student loan interest deductions to help recent grads transition into work life and beyond
More flexibility for military families to help them manage student loan debt during deployment and when they leave military service