K-12 & Higher Education

Rep. Levin believes that investment in our education system is critical to our success as a nation. He is committed to making sure all children have access to a quality education. 

Rep. Levin has been a tireless advocate for our public school systems and believes we must make robust investments to attract high-quality teachers, reduce overcrowded classrooms, and ensure that learning environments are safe and healthy. He strongly opposed efforts by the Administration to expand private education at the expense of public schools, and will continue to fight for increased federal funding for our schools.

Rep. Levin also believes we need comprehensive higher education reform to address the growing student loan debt crisis and ensure that all young people can afford to go to college. He was proud to cosponsor and author several provisions of the College Affordability Act, a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that would lower higher education costs for students and families and improve the quality of colleges and universities.

Rep. Levin has introduced several bills to improve outcomes for students, including the Higher Education Standards Improvement Act, which would provide stronger protections for students if their college or university closes. He introduced the Student Loan Contract Act to ensure that students understand the commitment they are making when they take out loans, and he introduced the Veteran Service Equity Act, which expands the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for individuals who work at Veteran Service Organizations. Rep. Levin was pleased to see all of these bills included in the College Affordability Act. He has also spoken out against actions by Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that put the interests of predatory for-profit schools above students.

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More on K-12 & Higher Education

September 2, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual discussion with North County San Diego and South Orange County school administrators, teachers, and parents to discuss the challenges of re-opening schools safely and effectively. This meeting will also highlight the additional federal COVID-19 relief priorities of local educators. Rep.

July 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual town hall Wednesday with the Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Julie Vitale, as well as Dr. Karl Steinberg, a nursing facility medical director in North County San Diego. Rep. Levin and his guests will answer constituents’ questions on COVID-19 relief priorities, potential school re-openings, and more.

WHAT: Virtual Town Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 3:00pm PT

July 9, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) and 34 of their House colleagues urging Appropriations Committee leaders to provide additional COVID-19 relief funding for schools that qualify for the federal Impact Aid program.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released the following statement congratulating 10 students from California’s 49th congressional district who received official appointments from the United States Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine Academies.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that local students and colleges will receive more than $44 million in federal funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under that relief package, $14.25 billion was made available for institutions of higher education to respond to this crisis, and at least half of the funding that schools receive must go to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help them pay for housing, food, and other essentials. Last week, Rep.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), and Tim Ryan (D-OH) announced the introduction of the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation to provide parity in GI Bill benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserves who increasingly conduct similar training and missions as other servicemembers, but do not receive equal benefits. The bill was also introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

February 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced the Streamlining GI Bill Processing Act to improve access to GI Bill benefits for veterans. The bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide veterans with an electronic copy of their Certificate of Eligibility for GI Bill benefits, which schools require veterans to provide.