NEA-NH’s podcast series Homeroom 603 continues with an interview with Congresswoman Annie Kuster. NEA-NH has recommended Kuster in the upcoming November elections.
Congresswomen Annie Kuster sat down with NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle and discussed a wide range of topics including:
- Public funding of education
- The Trump/DeVos education agenda
- The important role public education plays in American society
- Protecting Social Security and Medicare
- Easing the burden of student loans
- Overcoming President Trump’s steady march to sow separation
Annie Kuster knows there is no greater investment than in our children’s education, and that we cannot compete in the global economy without investing in a highly skilled workforce. One of the first bills Annie introduced would facilitate public-private partnerships between businesses and educators to help prepare students for the 21st century workforce.
In addition, she has cosponsored legislation to expand the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs our students need to secure good, 21st century jobs. As a parent, Annie knows the impact that the cost of higher education has on Granite State families. That is why Annie fought to keep interest rates for student loans affordable, and why she supports a proposal to allow graduates to refinance their student loans at lower rates.
Annie has also led the push to improve and expand apprenticeships and vocational programs at New Hampshire’s high schools and community colleges, so more students have the opportunity to receive a great education. She secured a federal grant for Nashua Community College to open a new advanced manufacturing program, so they may partner students with local employers to can obtain good-paying jobs upon graduation. Annie also spearheaded a program that allowed River Valley Community College to open a new campus, giving 500 more students access to higher education.
NEA-New Hampshire recommends Annie Kuster for Congress.