Education

for All

Education benefits everyone

Like healthcare the member of The Progressive Wave feels that education is a right not a privilege. Everyone deserves equal access to education. Crippling student debt, predatory career college marketing, and overcrowding in the community college and trade school systems in our country have failed our population. No one can live the American Dream of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” if we are not providing a pathway for everyone to have the education needed to reach that dream in today’s economy. We will pursue a policy focused on bringing access to education to everyone.

Education for all is imperative for the future of our country.

All education should be tuition free

  • We will end tuition in public college, universities, and trade schools. By supporting the College For All Act introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal.

We must also protect and increase public Pre-K thru 12 grade quality and funding

  • Increase funding to special education programs nationwide
  • Create a more progressive funding mechanism for public schools to decouple the reliance on the regressive property tax model
  • Create a minimum teacher salary nationwide of $60,000 a year
  • Reevaluate the necessity for standardized testing