Rep. Lewis was a champion of public education. He worked tirelessly to support measures to improve public schools and was committed to finding the proper balance between the state and federal governments to bring about educational equity and opportunity. He strongly believed that no matter where the student lived, every student should have access to a high-quality education. NSBA strongly agrees with his belief that public education is a civil right.
This is a sad day, and we mourn the passing of the moral conscience of the Congress. The country and all of public education will miss him dearly.