AS A RIGHT, every child in America deserves a world-class, Preschool-to-Public College education geared for the 21st century, including an increased emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Educating the citizenry of a nation pays dividends in the long run, with the economy getting back much more than is initially put in.
Secondly, the rising costs of tuition have made it a lot more difficult for those who are seeking continuing education. Many Americans do not attend public universities, community colleges or trade schools because of the debt that they will accumulate with student loans. Every American Thrives when education is affordable and every American is given an equal opportunity to be educated at a higher level without the fear of living in debt for the rest of their lives. It is a shame that Utahns would consider forgoing continuing education because of the fear of never-ending student loans.
As a United States Senator, I will be a stand for more government funding to be fed into our continuing education system, which in turn will cause student debt and interest rates to lower. Every American Thrives when they are not afraid of opportunities for higher education because of the fear of debt and student loans. Every American deserves the opportunity to face continued education head-on without fear of the economic burden that students and graduates are made to face alone.
- Ensure all public schools get adequate, fair and balanced federal funding
- Make school lunch programs free; charging a small income tax to prevent children from being lunch-shamed
- Reform CORE and work with teachers and educators to create a federal standard to meet the needs of American children
- Eliminate public college costs, debt, and stimulus to those who have already entered the school loan system