We are fighting to reform our public education system to ensure equity in education.
Knowledge is power and education is the best path for people in poverty to grow out of it. As a first generation Mexican-American, Joaquín was the first in his family to graduate high school and the only one in his family to receive a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. Access to education was integral to his ability to pursue a career in public service and to support his family. Your zip code should not determine the quality of education you receive. It is time to fund public education equitably. Students throughout San Diego County should be receiving the same high-quality education regardless of their neighborhood or school district.
To reform our public education system, we are fighting to:
- Make sure that equitable education from K-12 is given the resources and attention that it deserves with better funding for classroom materials and during and after school programs.
- Employ more counselors in schools instead of police officers.
- Provide fair and livable wages for teachers.
- Make public colleges and universities tuition free.
- Forgive student loan debt so that graduates don't have to spend their hard-earned money paying back loans at high interest rates for decades, rather they can put their money back into their families and the economy.