“MY GUIDING PRINCIPLE IS ‘EXCELLENCE FOR ALL.’ AMERICA WAS BUILT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ITS EXCELLENCE IS THE KEY TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. FOR MOST AMERICANS EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. WE MUST ENVISION A WORLD WHERE EVERY CHILD HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN, THRIVE AND GROW.”
“IT IS AN OUTRAGE THAT THE AVERAGE COLLEGE GRADUATE OWES OVER $30,000 IN DEBT, AND WORKING-CLASS KIDS CAN’T AFFORD COLLEGE AT ALL. THE REASON IS WE’VE BEEN STARVING OUR SCHOOLS, AND THAT’S GOT TO STOP.”
Increase federal and state funding for education to bring down tuition costs.
Eliminate the debt burden on kids who are just starting their lives by placing a 3% cap on student loan interest rates.
Provide an incentive to employers by allowing them to pay students’ loans as a benefit to their employees “tax-free” taking the burden of debt off our kids.
Give control over curriculum back to teachers, parents and administrators.
We must provide underserved communities the opportunity to achieve their full potential through literacy and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education with strategic funding and by bringing together the private business sector with public schools.