Every child should have access to high-quality education. America is falling behind other countries and it’s time to fix that. We need to close the opportunity gap and make sure college is affordable for everyone.
We want to rebuild our schools, modernize our classrooms, and support our teachers to give every child an opportunity to succeed.
It’s unacceptable that today’s college students are forced to mortgage their futures for a shot at a middle class existence. We need our recent grads to be using their money to buy homes and start businesses, not pay back college loans.
In order to attract the best and brightest to the teaching profession we need to start paying teachers competitive wages. We also need to pay for school supplies so that teachers aren’t cutting into their already meager pay checks in order to provide their students with the bare essentials.
If students are going to achieve their potential, they need access to food, safe housing, mental health, and social services in order to address their struggles in and outside of school.