Educating our children is the greatest investment that we can make in our future. I will work with local districts for smaller class sizes, 21st Century technology, and moving away from standardized testing. I favor increased teacher pay, and equity across rural,
suburban, and urban schools.
Higher education is critical for young people starting out in life, but it must include technical training and skilled labor programs. The National Association of Manufacturers reports that some two million skilled jobs are expected to go unfilled over the next 10 years due to a lack of training. We can fix this, and put people back to work with decent wages.