What Hank believes:
- High-quality education (like health care) must be a right of all Americans, not a privilege.
- Chronic underinvestment in education seriously threatens America’s future competitiveness and well-being.
- The single most important investment we can make is in the literacy, aptitude, productivity, and enlightenment of all Americans, young and old.
- We must strive to make college and higher education a possibility for all Americans who are eager to achieve that level of scholarship and post-secondary and training/re-training opportunities available to everyone.
- Teaching is among the noblest and most essential callings in society and should be rewarded accordingly.
- Massive inequality within our educational system effectively condemns Americans living in poor and under-served communities to economic hardship.
What Hank has done:
- Cosponsored H.R. 2475, the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017, to allocate federal funds to the improvement of public school infrastructure.
- Cosponsored H.R. 137, the Stopping Abusive Student Loan Collection Practices in Bankruptcy Act of 2017, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to stop abusive student loan collection practices in bankruptcy cases.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6537, the Education Department Civil Rights Transparency Act, to require the Secretary of Education to annually report on the Federal civil rights violations of educational institutions, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6525, the Higher Education Dream Act of 2018, To prohibit discrimination in higher education against certain undocumented students on the basis of immigration status, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6184, the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018, to support educational entities in fully implementing title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6137, the Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education Act of 2018 or the GAAME Act of 2018, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand access to school-wide arts and music programs, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 5814, Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
What Hank will do:
- Work to drive more funding to struggling public schools.
- Work to protect the futures of college students and other post-secondary students who have taken on debt to attend school.
- Support significant increases in funding for public education nationwide, including full funding of neglected No Child Left Behind mandates.
- Continue to insist that teaching is a vital profession and ought to be rewarded with dramatically higher pay; we must make teaching a career that will lure America’s best and brightest.
More on Education
On April 27 at his Congressional Arts reception, Rep. Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of his 2019 Congressional Arts Competition at the ART Station Theatre in Stone Mountain.
Four students were awarded college scholarships worth more than $69,000.
The grand prize winner was Imani Sylvain, a senior from South Gwinnett High School. Sylvain earned a $48, four-year scholarship worth $12,000 a year, to attend the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) for her “My Brother’s Keeper” color pencil and sharpie paint piece.
DECATUR, GA — On Monday, May 13, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), will host the 2019 Resources Fair for constituents looking to not only launch and better their career, but also better their lives and receive valuable information about a range of organizations who may be able to help people throughout Georgia’s 4th District and the entire state.
For the full program, click HERE
21 Savage teamed with Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson to expand “Bank Account,” his national financial literacy campaign, aiding local youth in the Atlanta area. The rapper and lawmaker collaborated with nonprofit organizations Juma and Get Schooled to teach kids the importance of financial management.
On March 1, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) celebrated the winners of his fourth-annual Congressional App Challenge at Rockdale Magnet School of Science and Technology in Conyers.
Twenty-one DeKalb County students are among 35 nominated this year by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) to attend a U.S. service academy.
The DeKalb nominees – from Arabia Mountain, Columbia, Martin Luther King Jr., Tucker, Southwest DeKalb and Stephenson high schools and Woodard Academy – are in the largest class ever nominated by Johnson.
STONE MOUNTAIN, G.A.– On February 4, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced his office nominated 35 students to attend a U.S. Service Academy: Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the ROTC.
COVINGTON, Ga. - Congressman Hank Johnson presented M'Kayla Solomon with an American flag that flew over the Capitol and a certificate at the Covington branch of the Newton County Library System during a Great American Read program Friday night. Solomon, 4, has read 1,000 books before starting kindergarten.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Johnson submitted this speech for the record in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 26, 2018.
I rise in support of the H.R. 6545, the Violence Against Women Act.
We held an informative and excellent public discussion on the issues that Fourth District residents are most concerned about during our August 7th telephone town hall. We called 100,000 constituents to discuss the issues of the day. To listen to the live, 1-hour event, click HERE. The good news is if you missed our previous telephone town halls, I’ll be hosting another live access event soon. To sign up for future events, click HERE.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is excited to announce the start of this year’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an open competition for all K-12 students who reside or attend a school in Georgia's Fourth Congressional District.