Congresswoman Frankel is committed to making sure students in South Florida, and across the country, have access to high quality education – regardless of background and income. She is an outspoken advocate for improving our nation's public school system, providing early education to all children, and expanding higher education opportunities.
As a mother and Congresswoman, Frankel understands that children are our most precious resource and that we must invest in their futures. Research continues to demonstrate that a child’s first few years of life are critical to his or her ability to succeed in school and beyond. Furthermore, for every dollar invested in early childhood programs there is a return of more than eight dollars in the long-term. That is why Frankel co-sponsored the Strong Start for America's Children Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill that would create a 10-year federal-state partnership to improve and expand access to quality early education programs.
Thousands of students in South Florida rely on affordable federal loans. Frankel is working to make sure that every student who wants to go to college can follow their dreams without struggling with debt upon graduation. In 2013, she helped pass a bipartisan bill that prevented interest rates from doubling, and will continue working to strengthen loan programs that keep higher education within reach for all students.