Committee Info


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.

Jamie is freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Political Science. Since her high school, Sidwell Friends in Washington, DC, didn't offer the club, she is excited to chair her first committee. Outside of Model Congress, Jamie is involved in the Social Planning & Events Committee of student government and the Government & Politics Association. You can contact her at with any questions about the conference or Penn. She can't wait to meet all of you soon!

Hey guys! Welcome to PENNMC! I am so excited to be your chair this year! My name is Ariella Schneider and I am a freshman in the college of arts and sciences. I'm not sure what I'm majoring in yet, so I am open to any suggestions! I have never heard participated in a PENNMC before and I'm so excited to start this year. When I'm not preparing for model congress, I volunteer at the children's hospital of Philadelphia, tutor at some west philly schools and am involved in Hillel. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me- either about model congress or about penn in general. My email is . Can't wait for PENNMC17!!


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