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I stand with teachers

My father was a high school teacher, wrestling coach, and operated a golf caddie summer camp for disadvantaged youth. Growing up, I witnessed how hard he worked to have a positive impact on his student's lives.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and I want to thank all educators who go above and beyond to ensure that our students have access to a bright future.

I stand in solidarity with the teachers who marched across Oregon on Wednesday for smaller class sizes, increased mental health programs, and classroom resources to support our kids. We must do more to invest in our shared future by investing in students and teachers and delivering quality education.

That's why I've consistently fought for increased funding for education, including mandates like IDEA and Title 1 funding for low-income schools. We need to expand early childhood education, nutrition programs, health care, and family support services which make a dramatic difference to a child's education and success later in life.

The strength of our democracy and our country hinges on a well-educated electorate, and it's up to us to support our hard-working teachers and give them the resources they need to cultivate the next generation!


Posted on May 10, 2019.

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