As a young kid growing up in rural Wisconsin, I was fortunate to have access to a great public education that gave a farm kid a chance at a Big Ten education. I believe everyone should have that same opportunity. This is only made possible by making a strong commitment to fully funding our public schools and expanding access to all levels of public education to include lifelong learning opportunities.
Fully funding public schools means giving teachers and support staff the resources they need. Fully funding public schools means ending the diversion of resources toward privatized education that is not held to the same standards. It also means ensuring that a college education is affordable to all and not a source of crippling student loan debt.