Create quality public schools for all Valley kids
I went to public schools in Turlock and Modesto (go Panthers!), and I firmly believe in the power of public education to create opportunity, because that is what it did for me. I am committed to ensuring that every child in the Central Valley has access to a world-class education to prepare them for any future.
Now, the same public schools that gave me a head start are threatened by Secretary Devos and the Trump Administration. I will:
Work to make trades education more accessible to show our kids that a four year degree isn’t the only path to the middle class
Fight against the Trump and DeVos scheme to privatize our education
Work to modernize our schools not only with new technology but also investments in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) and computer science.
Fight to increase teacher pay
Ensure access to affordable, equitable, high-quality universal pre-kindergarten education.
Fight to make college more affordable and accessible. Too many students are crippled with high debt loads right as they start their careers. I will fight to make community college and vocational training programs tuition-free and invest in our public universities so more students have access.