Betsy is a former middle school teacher who knows that a quality education opens doors for better lives. Starting with Pre-K, our children deserve the best public education we can provide through high school and beyond. Whether through an apprenticeship, community college or 4-year university, Betsy wants students of all ages prepared for the changing workforce.

Betsy will work to:

  • Make public colleges and universities more affordable and allow those with crushing student loan debt to refinance
  • Set children up for success by ensuring access to health care, including mental health care and school nutrition
  • Enact universal Pre-K to ensure all children have equal footing as they begin their educational career
  • Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) to meet the needs of every student, no matter their ability level
  • Raise the child tax credit to age 18
  • Raise the cap on employer-provided tuition assistance to help companies cover tuition costs and advanced training for employees
  • Encourage 2-year and 4-year colleges to expand income share agreement programs so students pay for tuition costs through jobs secured post-college
  • Invest in rural broadband expansion so all teachers and students have access to online learning
  • Allow colleges to incorporate “student ambassadors” into their work-study programs to mentor high school seniors through the college application and financial aid process

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