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Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) gave an address to University of California San Diego (UCSD) students and faculty as part of a speaker series on college affordability hosted by the UCSD Office of External Affairs. During the speech, Congressman Peters announced that he will release an education plan to expand opportunity and drive economic growth in San Diego and across the country.

“An affordable, high quality education can be a tool to increase opportunity for students from all communities,” Rep. Peters said. “I grew up as the son of a Lutheran Minister, and when I was applying to colleges he told me that whatever school I got into, together we could find a way to afford it. I don’t think that path exists anymore for most middle class families.

Peters continued, “Every student from every community in America deserves an affordable, high-quality education and a fair shot at success. In San Diego, our innovation economy needs a highly-skilled workforce to fill the jobs of the future that are being created. Investing in education from early childhood to college will drive economic growth and ensure that America remains competitive in the global race for talent.”

Congressman Peters’ Education Plan to Expand Opportunity and Drive Economic growth, which can be viewed in full HERE, consists of the following seven initiatives:

  • Make College Affordable Again
  • Prepare Students in STEM & STEAM Fields
  • Invest in Quality Early Childhood Education
  • Ensure Quality Education for Military Connected Students and Veterans
  • Enable Homeless and Foster Youth to Succeed
  • Attract and Retain the Highest Quality Teachers
  • Foster Safe and Inclusive Schools