noun | ed·u·ca·tion | the imparting or acquiring of knowledge or skills
↳ More than 60% of North Carolinians who have graduated from college – public or private – have burdensome student loan debt.
↳ Our state ranks 43rd in the nation for per pupil annual spending.
↳ Nearly 180,000 students in North Carolina are homeschooled, including more than 12,000 here in the 10th Congressional District.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
└ Work to Increase Investment in Pre-K to Include all students ensuring the best start for every child.
└ Establish free nutrition programs for all students, starting at the Pre-K level, so every child starts the day ready to learn.
K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS
└ Fight for investments in K-12 education to Improve schools and teacher pay in every zip code.
└ Implement mandatory training on identification and intervention for bullying and discrimination among and with students and staff.
└ Ensure teachers and schools all have the tools and supplies needed to educate our children for a brighter future.
└ Ensure a free two-year community college education for students.
└ Subsidize College and University tuition for high demand fields.
└ Increase the Pell Grant award to improve college and university retention for low Income students, as Pell Grants have not kept up with the rising cost of tuition.
VOCATIONAL & TRADE SCHOOLS
└ Creating more vocational training, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs to provide necessary skills.
└ Offering financial assistance for trade and vocational programs.
└ Partnering with businesses to ensure the training offered provides the skill set needed for the jobs required at the local level.