Education

“Education is the most important investment we can make in our future. To create more high-paying jobs in Oklahoma, we must prepare our next generation with the tools they need to join the 21st century workforce.”

– Kendra Horn

Highlights:

  • Kendra fought for and won a $1 billion increase for Head Start programs.
  • Kendra introduced four bills to make higher education more affordable and accessible. Her legislation would slash interest rates, simplify borrowing, and make it easier to repay student debt.
  • Kendra stood alongside 5O,OOO teachers, students and others during the historic teacher walk-out to demand investment in Oklahoma schools.
  • Kendra received an ‘A’ rating from the National Education Association.

Kendra Horn believes the investments we make in our students, classrooms, and teachers today have the power to create opportunity and strengthen Oklahoma’s economy. She has worked across the aisle to win record investments in Head Start to give our kids a strong start and better prepare them for K-12. Kendra also secured an increase for IDEA to support children with disabilities and Impact AID funding for schools near military bases and Tribal lands.

Good schools need quality teachers. Kendra has fought to give public school teachers the tools, training, and resources they need to provide our children with a world-class education. She has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to support professional development programs for teachers and brought Oklahoma’s 2O2O Teacher of the Year as her guest to the State of the Union.

Kendra is also a strong advocate for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and investments in career and technical schools. Kendra fights for Oklahoma’s CareerTech system to provide job and skills training for high-tech and in-demand careers.

Too many Oklahomans are struggling under the crushing weight of student loans debt. That’s why Kendra is committed to addressing college affordability with pragmatic solutions. During her first year in Congress, she introduced four bills to lower student loan interest rates, simplify borrowing, and strengthen public service loan forgiveness programs. Kendra believes the answer to the student debt crisis is not to make college free, but a practical bipartisan path forward to reduce cost and make college more accessible for all.