FREE PUBICLY FUNDED EDUCATION FOR EVERY CITIZEN from Headstart, through College, including Vocational schools, although it sounds expensive,it will be paid for with savings from other in other programs. it is an investment in prosperity for all of us but the wealthiest americans, because the side effects will save tax dollars and increase the tax base! ONCE ALL OF THE CHILDREN that normally grow up on welfare, or in poor working families get a compl
Make quality early childhood education free for all. Now, the children of low income parents are warehoused in subsidized daycares where caregivers are not trained nor given time or equipment to provide developmentally appropriate activities and interactions. Many of these children don't receive this at home either. Without opportunity for optimum brain development in the critical early years, the next generation has little chance of escaping poverty. Another reason why the poor get poorer.
Student loan forgiveness. This is a big idea that should be implemented. Wipe the slate clean for all students. So many students or former students are buried in dept that they will never be able to even start paying because their income is too low. Anybody who is on SSDI, SS, or SSI should automatically have student loans forgiven without having to jump through hoops.
Start teaching foreign languages in kindergarten through high school. We have a global economy and not everyone speaks English. Two benefits from this, first, it will help in learning English grammar and composition as the child progresses through school and second, fluency in foreign language is a marketable skill and you cannot have too many skills.
Provide Federal Income Tax breaks for public school teachers. Either exempt their income from Federal taxation or provide teachers with a substantial tax credit. Public school teachers can, in many cases, not afford to live in the communities where they serve and teach. The federal tax break provides a way for the Federal Government to help pay teachers a living wage.
Provide more funding for research in the area of mental health. Teach physicians and educators to better recognize mental health issues in young children. Provide more assistance for families of people with mental health issues. Provide better help for people with mental health issues. If we can address this issue instead of running away from it, we could lower the homeless population, the jail populations, the school shootings and the huge expenses that mental health issues cause