A critical component of a sound economy is an educated and skilled citizenry. By allowing for-profit companies to siphon money from our public schools, we have failed our teachers and our students. There is no way to prioritize education if we do not value and properly compensate our educators. Regarding the expansion of our current K-12 system to include both pre-K and 4-year college (or trade school), we need to understand that education is not a “privilege,” but rather an “investment” in our economy.
Providing tuition-free four-year free public university or trade school.
Canceling the $1.6 trillion of student debt.
Increasing pay for public school teachers so that their salary is commensurate with their importance to society.
Providing free pre-Kindergarten for all children between the ages of three and five years old.
Offering free school lunch and breakfast for all children attending public school and pre-K.
Prohibiting the use of public funding for for-profit education institutions.
But remember: I only work for YOU; I only answer to YOU.
In reason, passion, and justice,
Jen Perelman For Congress
PO Box 291332
Davie, FL 33329