“Teachers make up the backbone of America's workforce, standing for the best ideals of our country—hard work, fair play, and personal responsibility. ”
“It shouldn't matter where you live, what school you attend, or what circumstances you're born into—all children deserve the right to receive a high-quality public education that will open doors of opportunity.”
The daughter of a public school teacher and the granddaughter of an iron miner, Amy has always held education and labor issues close to her heart. She has represented those values in the U.S. Senate, where she consistently has acted in the best interests of educators, workers, and students. Read more
During her time in the U.S. Senate, Amy has earned a reputation for being one of the most effective members of Congress. She has championed legislation to increase resources for STEM education, strengthen two-year degree programs, and expand apprenticeship opportunities. She also has promoted early childhood education programs and worked with schools to develop more effective ways of assessing student progress.