My top legislative goal will be to improve the quality and accessibility of public education in Kentucky. This starts with making high-quality preschool available to every Kentucky child. We must also provide support to all of our school-aged children through increased funding for K-12 education, family resource centers, arts and gifted student programs, and professional development for teachers.
We must continue our progress toward Top 20 status for the University of Kentucky, which is a treasure within in the 75th District. This means ensuring the that faculty and staff are paid competitively, and research programs are funded adequately.
Kentucky's universities and technical schools must be affordable too. Rising costs and budget constraints put higher education out of the reach of increasing numbers of Kentuckians. Often middle-class students suffer the most because they are not eligible for any need-based grants and aid. I am committed to finding the money that makes higher education attainable for all Kentuckians.