Education

Education

Providing quality education should be among government’s highest priorities. Our current representative, like our Secretary of Education, is a big proponent of school voucher programs, programs that take much-needed funds away from public schools and put them in the hands of private institutions. Religious schools receive state money, a clear violation of church/state separation. Public schools need to be strengthened. We need to reaffirm our commitment to educating every child, no matter their circumstances. Every child deserves a chance to succeed.

We should reward ground up programs that are successful with financial and logistical support to ensure they continue and grow. We must provide better funding, with an increased focus on paying our teachers a more competitive salary, one which rewards their commitment to our children and provides them the tools they need to help our children succeed. We must also understand that with the emergence of a new economy where automation is transforming how we get things done, we must invest the necessary funds to provide debt-free college in order to have a more educated workforce that can compete in a global economy and benefit our tax base.