As a 23-year resident of Kalamazoo, I've seen the importance of good solid education and what impact programs like the Kalamazoo Promise can have on communities. In my time in Lansing, I have worked to expand the positive impact of education. The rest of Michigan must embrace educating our future generations with the same dedication as Kalamazoo.
Michigan must adequately fund public education, and our K-12 system cannot be cut further by the state.
Michigan must invest in our higher education institutions by making college more affordable with merit-based scholarships and improving accessibility through expanding financial aid.
Michigan should invest in retraining laid-off and unemployed workers for jobs in the new economy.