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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Education

Education is the vehicle by which struggling families can move into the Middle Class and achieve the American Dream.  It is imperative that we start providing our children the tools they need to succeed at an early age.   That is why I support programs like Head Start and President Barack Obama’s initiative to bring universal pre-school to every state in our country. 

As a Member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, I understand the need to focus on STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).   Doing so will guarantee that our children can thrive in today’s global job market. That is why I am an original co-sponsor of the “Stepping up to STEM Education Act,” which would allow more federal resources to go into local school districts to promote STEM education. 

Our country must also invest in higher education.  A person with an Associates, Bachelors, or advanced degree can make over $1 million more during their lifetime than someone with a high school diploma.  As a member of the bipartisan Congressional TRIO Caucus, I firmly believe in providing educational opportunities for all Americans.  Federal TRIO Programs like Upward Bound provide low-income middle school and high school students with the guidance and academic support to apply, enroll, and graduate from college. 

I am also a co-sponsor of the H.R. 551, the “Fast Track to College Act,” which allocates federal grants to local school districts so they can offer dual enrollment and early college programs in high schools.  This bill would allow school districts to compete for grant money that would allow students to receive both a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree.

See also information on student financial aid.

                   

More on Education

Jan 29, 2018 In The News

Fort Worth, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A retired Fort Worth school teacher is delighted about her chance to attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.

WFAA-TV reports former Dunbar Middle School teacher Charmion Johnson-Polk was invited by Fort Worth Congressman and former student Marc Veasey.  Johnson-Polk told the station.

“I never dreamed I would be getting up in the gallery to see or to hear a president speak.”

Jan 28, 2018 In The News

Even before you walk in her front door, Charmion Johnson-Polk has a lesson plan.

Her yard has signs like "you can't scare me, I teach" and "to teach is to touch a life forever"…

She will attend the first State of The Union for President Donald Trump as a guest of Fort Worth Congressman Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth.

Jan 26, 2018 In The News

Charmion Johnson-Polk can’t wait for Tuesday night.

That evening, the longtime Fort Worth Democrat — a retired teacher — will sit in the balcony over the U.S. House of Representatives chamber, watching President Donald Trump give his first State of the Union address…

True, she’s a Democrat, invited by U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, to attend the event…

“Ninety-five percent of the people who find out I was invited say, ‘You better go, girl.’ That’s an historic moment,” she said. “The others say, ‘Oh, you’re going to hear Trump. I don’t want to hear him.’

Nov 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, led a discussion with Members of Congress and experts on jobs, education, and vocational training to discuss how Democrats can further promote commonsense policies that benefit working men and women in America.

Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Department of Education named Dallas Environmental Science Academy as one of three DFW Metroplex schools recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, which honors 342 schools for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups: