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.