Education and the Workforce
Jurisdiction: Elementary and secondary education initiatives, including the No Child Left Behind Act, school choice for low-income families, special education (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), teacher quality & teacher training, scientifically-based reading instruction, and vocational and technical education; Higher education programs (the Higher Education Act), to support college access for low and middle-income students and help families pay for college; Early childhood & preschool education programs including Head Start; School lunch and child nutrition programs; Financial oversight of the U.S. Department of Education; Programs and services for the care and treatment of at-risk youth, child abuse prevention, and child adoption; Educational research and improvement; Adult education; Anti-poverty programs, including the Community Services Block Grant Act and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Pension and retirement security for U.S. workers; Access to quality health care for working families and other employee benefits; Job training, adult education, and workforce development initiatives, including those under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), to help local communities train and retrain workers; Continuing the successful welfare reforms of 1996; Protecting the democratic rights of individual union members; Worker health and safety, including occupational safety and health; Providing greater choices and flexibility (including "comp time" or family time options) to working women and men; Equal employment opportunity and civil rights in employment; Wages and hours of labor, including the Fair Labor Standards Act; Workers' compensation, and family and medical leave; All matters dealing with relationships between employers and employees.
My name is David Victoria and I値l be your chair for Penn Model Congress 2017! I知 a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences and I知 majoring in Criminology and International Relations with a minor in French (and maybe one in History). I hail from the Sunshine State but honestly prefer the Northeast cold far far more than the Florida heat. While I don稚 formally have any actual experience in Model Congress, I did MUN all throughout high school. As for groups I知 involved in, I知 a part of Penn痴 branch of Amnesty International, the International Affairs Association, and 2 theatre groups, Penn Singers and Quadramics Theatre Company.
If you have any questions/concerns about the conference, this committee, or Penn itself, you can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you all debate in April but until then,
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