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.
What Education Policies Does Jen Perelman Support?
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 to a minimum of $60,000/year, guaranteeing sectoral bargaining powers, and requiring living wages for all school professionals.
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.
Quadrupling funding for Title I schools
Implementing strong safety standards and administering sanitizing materials and PPE to protect teachers, students, and school professionals from COVID-19
Providing grants for states changing their funding formulas from inequitable property tax-based systems
Ending high-stakes testing
Requiring intersectional education on the LGBTQIA+ rights movement
Eliminating abstinence-only education
Using our antitrust laws to break up the textbook monopoly
Implementing a Universal Basic Income that college students will be eligible for to cover living expenses.
Reversing Betsy DeVos’ obscene rules creating barriers for sexual assault survivors to come forward
Allowing trans and non-binary students to use school restrooms for their gender identity
To check out Jen Perelman’s entire platform, go HERE.
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