Educating our children is a national security issue. Rankings of our K-12 system indicate that many other nations do better. That can be debated. Other nations pay their teachers on par with lawyers and doctors. We don’t. Funding for public schools should be similar across the board. We need to make sure that children from low income families receive the same education as others do.
Our schools need to prepare our students for the new economy. Every kid that graduates with a high school diploma should read, write and perform basic math functions at an adequate level. Additionally, our children need to have the ability to Learn throughout their lifetime.
College debt is a big problem. All levels of government should recapitalize their community colleges and state university systems to lower student costs. I support Senator Warren’s “Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act”. This bill would greatly lower interest rates on college student loans.