FULLY FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION
I believe that our schools are our crowning achievement. That’s why I will fight against harmful Republican cuts to our public schools. I believe we need to invest more in the classroom when it comes to technology and teacher training.
Our kids are our most precious resource and our most important responsibility. We must ensure that every child has the opportunity to realize their full potential. Education plays a vital role in achieving this, helping our kids become not just college ready, but career ready.
We need fully funded early childhood education programs and K-12 schools, with small classroom sizes, professionally trained and supported teachers, enrichment opportunities outside of the classroom in the form of arts and athletic programs, and most importantly an approach to assessment and teaching that gets beyond a standardized formula, and appreciates our kids’ unique gifts and learning styles.
In addition, I recognize Dubuque’s colleges and universities as a key educational asset to our community, offering not only degrees but also apprenticeships, technical training, and lifelong learning programs. I will work to leverage these opportunities as well as to see these great institutions thrive.