Education

It is imperative that we offer all our young people access to high quality, affordable education.
 
The costs of college have skyrocketed, and students today face crushing debt loads. In Congress, I am fighting to lower interest rates on student loans, ease the process for students and graduates to pay off their loans, and provide incentives to colleges to lower their skyrocketing tuition rates.
 
As a product of the New York City schools, I appreciate the value of a strong public education system, and oppose attempts to marginalize it. I also support strong private and religious school options for our city’s students. We must keep our schools open, hire more teachers, and  save after-school and extracurricular programs.

More on Education

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today sent a letter to New York City Schools Chancellor Fariña urging her to create gifted and talented (G&T) programs for Queens middle schools in Districts 25 and 28, which respectively encompass northern Queens (Flushing/Whitestone/College Point) and central/southern Queens (Forest Hills/Kew Gardens/Rego Park/Briarwood/Jamaica).

Dec 3, 2014 In The News

Congressmember Grace Meng (DQueens) announced on December 1 that she has saved a college in Queens from shutting down.

On the brink of closing its doors, Bramson ORT College in Forest Hills was spared after Meng intervened with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in Washington, D. C.

Dec 1, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she has saved a college in Queens from shutting down.
 
On the brink of closing its doors, Bramson ORT College in Forest Hills was spared after the Congresswoman intervened with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in Washington, D.C.
 
Jul 29, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman’s measure aims to translate FAFSA applications into top ten languages to make it easier for borough residents – not proficient in English – to apply for and receive financial aid for college.