POV: Education is the Gateway to Opportunity

America Must Recommit Itself To Education for All

(This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) and was reprinted with permission in the Sept. 20, 2010 issue of Community College Week.)

By U.S. Rep.
Henry Cuellar
D-28th District, Texas

The cliché is true. “Education is the gateway to opportunity” has been said so many times that it’s almost an empty expression. But it’s still very true.

Earning an education is the greatest investment a person can make, and adhering to that axiom has paid off for millions of Americans, including myself. Born as one of eight children to migrant farm workers in Laredo, Texas, I graduated from Laredo Community College before earning degrees at Georgetown and Texas A International University and the University of Texas at Austin…  Read More

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