Every child should have access to free, quality public education regardless of their zip code. No public schoolteacher should have to spend out-of-pocket to stock their classroom, or ask for donations from the families of their students. As your representative, I will work to strengthen our public schools and fully fund our commitment to our kids.
I believe funding and support should be prioritized for public school systems with their guarantee of a desk for every child, rather than charter schools which fail their promise of open attendance by resorting to a lottery system. I oppose charter school expansion, and all charter schools in operation should be accountable to the elected school boards of the communities they serve.
Quality career preparation is more vital today than ever. I support investment in higher education and workforce training, to ensure all Missourians have the opportunity to gain the skills to compete in our economy.