There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”– Nelson Mandela
- Full funding for Pre-K through 12th Grade Public Schools – Too many of our schools are underfunded, understaffed and overcrowded. Our tax dollars must be leveraged more efficiently and towards teachers and students.
- Community College access for qualified students – K-12 education is not enough for the future of our workforce. Students that graduate HS and pass the proficiency exam for CC should be able to earn an AA Degree tuition free. (Programs like Bright Futures could be expanded)
- Increasing available Trade and Vocational Training – Not everyone is cut out or desires to follow the University Track. Many essential jobs such as electricians, plumbers, mechanics etc need specialized training or internships. Increased access and funding for these types of programs benefits graduates and communities.
- Student Debt Relief – Reduced interest rates, forgiveness options and fair repayment programs. College to Work programs that compensate for time in service such as for teachers, nurses, etc.