Public education is one of our greatest resources and we must build on the Student Success Act (SSA) which has been a huge step forward in funding our schools. In addition to traditional curriculum, the arts play an important role in helping young people become more compassionate citizens and better parents. I want to build on the SSA, and will support additional funding for this important component of our children’s educations. Trade skills are an important element.
Many studies have documented the despair and depression that the younger generations are experiencing. A good, well-rounded education including basic life skills and job training, are a recipe for a successful young generation with hope and courage to move forward. I will work at the state and local level to support outreach programs to enlist, motivate and train young people for jobs that are emerging, which directly combats despair.