EDUCATION

THE ISSUE:

Decades of under-funding have left our schools and our kids behind. Onerous State requirements and regulations have negatively impacted our ability to hire and retain teachers, particularly in rural areas. Perpetual School bonds and levies have created strife in our communities and inequity in our education system. Worst of all our graduates leave school unable to find employment without further education.

THE PLAN:

Abide by the McCleary ruling and fully fund Education at a State level for Pre K – 12. Revise teacher regulations to be less onerous and more effective. Create certificate courses in conjunction with Dual Credit Programs for students who want to learn a trade rather than seeking a degree to enable our students to leave high school job ready