Education should be an economic issue. Access to a quality education, from pre-K to college is key to creating a strong and talented workforce to make America more competitive in the global economy.

In Washington, I will support universal pre-K so every child has access to the head-start that they need. I will lead the charge on opposing the devastating cuts to public education that Betsy Devos and this Congress are prioritizing.

Student debt is crippling our young people’s chances for achieving the American dream. Working to make college more affordable while also increasing funding for technical and vocational schools is an absolute must in this country.

And we need to invest in our teachers. As the son of an English teacher, I know that teachers are leaders of this country. Investment in our teachers is an investment in our economy. Making sure that teachers are properly trained and continually supported but also have competitive wages is essential.