The state must properly fund K-12 education.
All children are deserving of a proper education. The state must bring all school districts up to an equitable dollar amount immediately.
We have a looming crisis in our state of a teacher shortage. The longstanding attack on professional educators has resulted in low numbers of graduates with teaching certificates, a high number of graduates leaving the state, and a substitute teacher shortage.
There must be a limit on the number of children in a K-12 classroom per teacher.
This should vary by age, with understanding that lower class sizes in the K-2 age is as important as college opportunities at the high school level.
We must teach comprehensive sex education that includes understanding consent.
The current Snyder administration is arguing in court that the state does not need to provide literacy to children. This is disgraceful and an unacceptable approach to public education.
There must be proper checks in place for children who are homeschooled, including annual wellness checks, access to local after school activities and electives (ie: art, music, etc.), and testing requirements.
There must be an end to charter schools.
There must be an end to school of choice.
On the countywide level, specialty schools for STEAM/STEM, the Arts, and trades should be offered.
Counties that choose to have these specialty schools should then have a publicly elected school board for accountability.
We need to make public colleges and universities free to any Michigander who wants to further their education. The entire state should be a "promise zone".
We must ensure that we are training future welders as much as future doctors. We need to continue to build and strengthen partnerships between both K-12 and higher education platforms to encourage more participation and job training in the skilled-trade industries. Specifically focused on "jobs of tomorrow" and skilled trades.
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