“The future of our nation will depend on ensuring that all our children receive the best education possible. This means supporting our families, expanding child care, fully funding our neighborhood public schools, ensuring full access to our universities and supporting the rights of our teachers.”
– Arturo Carmona
Infants and Pre-K
- Enact a universal child care and prekindergarten program
Experts agree that the most important educational years for a child are from birth to age 3. Every family must have the right to ensure the future success of their child and have full access to high-quality child care and pre-K programs.
- Family values are those that help build and maintain strong families
Families should not be forced to choose between their jobs and being parents or taking care of a sick family member. Employers must be required to provide at least 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, two weeks of paid vacation and seven days of paid sick days to all their workers.
- Public education has and will continue to be the foundation of our democracy
We must ensure that our public schools receive the support they need to provide all students with the education they will need to compete in the modern economy.
- Teachers must be supported and allowed to use their professional skill sets to teach.
- Support funding for programs that promote greater diversity and cultural competency in our teacher workforce.
- End the school-to-prison pipeline support
We must pass legislation that provides alternatives to the current system of suspending students from school, instead directing students to other meaningful educational opportunities.
- We must make sure that our schools are safe and welcoming environments for all our students and teachers.
- Making tuition free at public colleges and universities throughout America.
Everyone in this country who wants to study and better themselves should be able to go to college regardless of their income.
- Support and protect DREAM Act students.
- Ensure that for-profit universities that utilize federally funded student financial aid are properly regulated and held accountable for becoming student-debt factories.