“I believe that one veteran misled or mistreated by a for-profit school is one veteran too many.”
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.