Fred believes that everyone in Southwest Michigan should have equal access to a quality education as it is necessary for success in today’s world.
Fred has a long history of supporting innovative educational initiatives such as Head Start, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, and FIRST Robotics. Fred also supported the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was bipartisan, bicameral legislation signed into law by President Obama in 2015 that overhauled our education laws for the first time since No Child Left Behind was crafted in 2002.
Additionally, Fred supports efforts to make higher education more affordable for families and has voted for bipartisan legislation to improve federal financial aid programs that removes barriers to achieving a higher education degree.
The key to success in the 21st Century is a high quality education, Fred will continue to fight for commonsense policies that give students, parents, and teachers a voice and allow for students to achieve their goals.
As a result of his bipartisan leadership, Fred was awarded the Champion of Children Award.