Jim knows a good job starts with a good education. He is a believer in supporting excellent teachers and strong public education.
Kentucky’s children should never have to view cost as a barrier to a quality education. Students need educational opportunities that address their specific learning needs and are not just tied to test scores. Whether they plan to enter the workforce after high school or go to college, our students should be able to view our educational systems as a path to pursue the careers of their dreams.
And Jim believes those careers shouldn’t start with mountains of student debt. One of the biggest problems facing our students is the rising cost of tuition and the fact that student loan debt actually exceeds credit card debt in America.1 We need to work to make a college education affordable for every American that wants one. We also owe it to those who have already graduated to help them manage and pay off their student loan debt.
From early childhood to adult education and workforce training, relevant and practical learning opportunities are essential to ensure that all Kentuckians succeed in work and life. That’s why Jim partnered with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to start an initiative to focus on expanding Kentucky’s manufacturing presence with an emphasis on workforce training to get workers ready for these good jobs. He will support making technical and workforce training investments a priority.
One party is controlling Washington today, and they’ve made their agenda perfectly clear: cut healthcare, give irresponsible tax breaks to their wealthy donors and further divide America.
Enough is enough. D.C. could use some adult supervision.
On May 22nd let’s nominate Democrat Jim Gray.