Flooding:: Education:: Sacramento


Education in any city is never as thorough as anyone would like it to be. There are many things that K-12 schools would not offer. From extra curricular activities to a taste of a real vocation, Matsui has tried his best to spread and expand education.

Congressional Art Competition is a local/national event. The Sacramento branch was sponsored by the late Robert Matsui to encourage the arts and to decorate the halls of Congress. Winners of this competition receive a trip to Washington DC to see their work put up in the halls of Congress.

Matsui has also visited elementary schools to give them a feel of how politics run. Many people have the same mentality as the children do. If there is a problem, it should be fixed as soon as possible. The problem with that philosophy is that there are many other factors that also come into play, like getting the approval of the various government organizations before any type of planning may be implemented. Such problems many require years of preparation and work.

He also provided aid for higher education. The community colleges in his area received $400,000 from the Federal Government to ensure that the programs are up-to-date and provide more financial aid for students who truly need it, since most students do not receive enough to provide for college. He also worked to encourage more students to consider working in the nursing program and help non-traditional students pursuit their field of interest.