Tony Cardenas Flashback Friday: Education in America

Tony Cardenas cares about education. He always has, and always will.

In 1998 Tony Cardenas was an assemblyman concerned about the state of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Schools were overcrowded and students were in desperate need of new facilities. 

This is a piece done by Tony Cardenas for the Daily News 1998
Daily News

Fast forward to 2006, Tony Cardenas was now a dedicated Los Angeles Councilman. He championed for a new high school for so long and with great expectations in October of that year, Arleta High School opened. This was one of many schools in his district to receive either new construction or repairs.

Arleta High School Photo by Chris Yarzab

In 2016  Tony Cardenas, was still rallying for our students. This time, he was in D.C.

“Unfortunately, too few students in the United States today are exposed to computer science and given the opportunity to pursue high-quality programming and coding coursework,” the letter states. “By allowing more schools in our communities to teach vital skills like coding, programming, designing and debugging, we can make sure our kids aren’t left unprepared for a rapidly changing economy.”

His letter called for $100 million for Computer Science for All Development Grants in 2017, which would provide essential resources to help school districts expand students’ access to computer science from kindergarten through high school. This proposal was also included in the President’s budget request as part of his Computer Science for All initiative.

The letter was signed by 63 House members and supported by the STEM Education Coalition and the Computer Science Education Coalition. A copy of the letter is available HERE.

Its 2019 and Tony Cardenas still cares about the education of students in his district. For more information on the issues Tony Cárdenas is committed to visit THIS PAGE.