Education

WHAT I AM FOR:

  • A fully funded public education system that is equitable toward rural school districts
  • Classrooms led by highly qualified and dedicated teachers who receive a fair return for their hard work and expertise
  • Full reinstatement of the Career Ladder program, to encourage teachers to start and lead extracurricular student activities
  • Robust investment in career and technical education and a re-dedication to giving every student a post-high school study plan, either into specialized job training or higher ed
  • Breakfast and lunch provided to all public school students, regardless of family income
  • A “Citizen Finishing School” program for high school seniors that would cover personal finance, parenting, media literacy and civics

 

WHAT I AM AGAINST:

  • Using taxpayer money to fund private schools

  • Destabilizing or infringing upon the teachers’ pension fund

  • Bullies and ostracization

  • School administrators living outside of their school districts

  • Crumbling schools

  • Teachers being forced to use their own meager paychecks to buy classroom supplies