An Intellegent Investment
I am STONE COLD, -40 below zero serious about Investing in Education. So much more can be done to help our students and teachers maximize their potential. Educational funding and opportunities are under assault at the federal level, mostly by my own party. This absolutely has to change for the success, happiness, and health of our nation.
I feel America should take an investment based approach to education, and start seeing educating children as an investment with a substantial return rather than tax burdens that don't contribute. The simple fact is that children literally are the future, and how well we develop that future is up to us.
Teachers and students today are under siege. In between stagnant wages, escalating cost of living, and the current political climate it is becoming almost impossible to find and retain enough good teachers for our children. Increasing teacher pay, reducing class sizes, and providing universal free breakfast and lunches to students should absolutely be bipartisan issues that are championed by both sides of the political spectrum. We must make progress in these areas, and soon.
This issue is not going to get any better unless something is done at a national level. America needs a congressman who knows that education is the most intelligent investment we can make as a people.
Having only been separated from the educational system for a few short years gives me the hands on experience to see the issues from both sides. No other candidate in this race has been through a modern k-12 system, most graduated highschool before the year 2000.
This kind of generational disconnect is why law makers in the past have a tough time wrapping their head around new issues as they arise. The problems faced by today's college students are 180 degrees different than ones faced 20 or more years ago.
No one faults previous generations, they did the best they could with what they had.
But Today, America Deserves Better.
Some Key Legislation Goals in Education:
Federal funding for universal free breakfast and lunch for all American students, ensuring our children have quality stable nutrition. Children are legally required to be there, we should be legally required to feed them for free.
Federally mandated interest free student loans - Young students should not be tossed into the economic meatgrinder of predatory usurious loans. Its legal loansharking.
Securing better pay and benefits for ALL of America's Public Teachers through direct taxes on for profit colleges and private schools.
Eliminating federal funding for all private educational institutions and redirect said funding to Public institutions - The Federal government should not be subsidizing competition to its own publicly provided good, and private for-profit institutions should not be lining their pockets with government dollars.