Our youth is the future of North Carolina, and education is the foundation of that future. Our buildings, our teachers, and our students should be given every resource and opportunity they need to succeed in the 21st century. Every child should have access to quality education regardless of status and we need to invest in their education for the benefit of them, their families, and our communities.
One of the many issues we face in North Carolina is a need for better childhood education. Our K-12 public education system is ranked 32nd in the country. We must ensure and expand early childhood education for all children, especially those who have been left behind in underserved or marginalized communities. We also need to create the resources to allow our children proper access to higher education and specialized education.
Our children are the future of North Carolina. We must provide an education system that props up our children, one that helps them succeed and grow.
- Revamp our accountability models so we can prepare children for the future.
- Invest in diversifying our school training through cultural awareness and inclusion. This Includes access to trade, work based, military, and specialized schooling for children to have an informed choice about their future and their job prospects.
- Extend and expand the use and the size of stabilization grants in North Carolina so our working families can gain access to high quality ECCE.
- Fund practices such as Creative Arts programming to help aid children’s social emotional learning as well as their academic learning.
- Target school infrastructure spending to schools that need it the most.
- Increase educational opportunities for students to study abroad and host international students.