One of the legislature's most fundamental duties is to make sure our public schools are adequately funded. As a school board member, I understand how crucial this is. When schools are underfunded, the burden is placed on children and their communities, who are left with the responsibility to either cut their own programs or raise their own taxes. This is fiscally irresponsible. I will make sure school funding meets the needs of ALL school districts.
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Create better pathways to career and college beginning at an early age. Encourage and promote partnerships among community colleges and businesses to make sure our students are well-trained and positioned to succeed in the workforce. Support our public colleges and universities, while helping to relieve the massive student debt burden faced by thousands of college graduates in Minnesota.