Fully fund education. Increase compensation for teachers. Create incentive programs to hire and retain top talent. Rebuild education to make it not only equitable, but enjoyable. School should be a bright spot in the lives of everyone it touches. Raise our standards.
Universal Pre-K combined with funded childcare assistance.
Tuition free college.
Student debt advocacy/assistance.
Better college prep and trade integration.
More academic travel opportunities for students.
The closest we get to my feelings on education are these lines from the West Wing. “Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. Competition for the best teachers should be fierce; they should be making six figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to it citizens, just like national defense.”
Kentucky is the future, but only if we build it together.
My opponent, Ryan Dotson, is pretty terrible as a representative, but he’s particularly terrible on education. He gave himself a raise while leaving teachers out in the cold. Our teachers already don’t make enough, and we lag far behind our neighboring states. Have you seen or heard about the Governor’s recent Education Plan proposal? He is going to need folks like me in Frankfort to help him achieve his goals.