Senator Allen Speaks at Education & Workforce Council

Friday, February 10, 2017


Los Angeles, CA — Today, Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) spoke to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education & Workforce Council about the status of California’s teacher shortage, early childhood education, career and technical education, the achievement gap and immigrant students in higher education. The meeting was attended by over 50 business, non-profit and education leaders.

“Our priorities must be to defend the welcoming atmosphere of our world class education system, expand access to career and technical education, work to overcome our teacher shortage, and help children be ready to learn before they enter a kindergarten classroom,” said Senator Allen.

Senator Allen serves as the chair of the California State Senate Committee on Education.


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California State Senator Ben Allen represents the 26th Senate District, which consists of the Westside, Hollywood and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County.

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