NEA supports

Thomas Carper

for U.S. Senate, Delaware

Current Office

U.S. Senate, Delaware

On the Record

Talking Points

  • Tom Carper believes increasing student achievement and strengthening public education should be a top priority.
  • As governor, Tom helped Delaware become the first state to fully fund Head Start for children living in poverty.
  • In the U.S. Senate, Tom proposed a crackdown on for-profit colleges that use deceptive recruiting tactics to exploit veterans.
  • Tom opposed Betsy DeVos's confirmation, citing her support for bad actors in the for-profit college sector and her lack of basic policy knowledge.

Biography

After serving in Vietnam, Tom Carper attended college with the help of the G.I. Bill. Today, he works to protect veterans from fraudulent for-profit colleges.

As a product of public schools, Tom believes increasing student achievement and strengthening our nation’s education system should be a top priority. When Tom was governor of Delaware, he led efforts to fully fund Head Start and other early intervention programs for every 4-year old living in poverty.

In the U.S. Senate, Tom helped pass legislation empowering school districts and educators to develop localized plans to improve student outcomes. He also has pushed to stop the aggressive recruitment of veterans by for-profit colleges and joined other Democrats to support a bill guaranteeing the right of public employees to organize.

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Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2018
  • No early voting

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