Rep. Chu Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Government Rep. Chu Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 | 1:50 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 8, 1965 as part of the President’s “Great Society” initiative. This landmark bill strengthened our nation’s postsecondary and higher education system by making critical federal investments in colleges and universities and providing financial assistance for students. Rep. Chu released the following statement to mark this anniversary:When President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act (HEA) into law, he envisioned a nation where a higher education was available and accessible to all—regardless of one’s race, background, or wealth. Fifty years later, it remains our task to make that vision a reality. Education is the greatest equalizer, and it ensures that individuals have the opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Through higher education, students have the foundation to be competitive in the workforce and develop the tools needed to succeed. That is why we must do more to ensure that higher education is not just a choice for the select few who can afford it, but that it is truly accessible to all. As Congress prepares to reauthorize HEA, I call on my colleagues to recommit to the values embodied in this law and to strengthen the opportunities our nation’s children have to obtain a postsecondary degree.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more