"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Invest in Education, Invest in the Future
Fund Teachers : If we can invest in defending our country, we can invest in nurturing our country's future. We should work to increase K-12 public school teacher pay, resources, and educational opportunities and put our money with our values.
Did you know?
Many teachers fund classroom school supplies out of their own pockets, not having the budgets to purchase even the simplest of items such as pens, crayons, or paper. Imagine if your boss required you to personally fund your office computer, printer, and supplies. This is our youth, we can do better!
Early Childhood Education : Increase focus on early childhood years, providing children as young as 4 preschool opportunities and additional funding to Head Start programs.
Early-Career Grants : Increase scientific grant and entrepreneurship access for young scientists and engineers.
Study Abroad : Increase publicly funded study abroad programs to educate youth on different cultures and peoples. In this highly mobile world it is critical our youth learn to integrate with other backgrounds.
Study Domestic : Create publicly funded study domestic programs to educate youth on different cultures, peoples, and lifestyle even within the United States. This also increases networking opportunities for later job and career development, particularly for disadvantaged students.
Debt-Free College : Increase work-study and paid mentorships to provide opportunities and lower or eliminate student debts.
Diversify Curricula : Ensure all students have access to reasonable opportunities for all fields of study, and introduce diversity-based study focusing on different types of faiths, ethnicities, cultures, and more. Provide incentive programs for teachers with diverse backgrounds to travel or live in rural communities.
Outdoor Education : Incorporate natural world education into classrooms to educate upcoming generations why the natural world is so crucial to our success.
Healthy Classrooms : Schools should be a safe haven offering all students equal opportunities to succeed regardless of economic background, disabilities, and unstable home lives. Schools should be well enough funded to provide adequate meals and snacks at low-no cost, exercise time, quiet time, and counseling as needed to qualifying students
Include Teachers in Law Making : The best sources of information, for education or other areas, is always those with their feet on the ground, day after day. We should more closely work with diverse talent from the education sector to assist and guide on policy making.