We need to make sure we have the best education system in the world so that our kids are ready for the jobs that are coming. I believe government should absolutely fund K-12 education, with maximum investment at the earliest grades. There is a tremendous evidence that supports the positive impact after-school care and subsidized school lunch programs have on student performance and retention--we should continue such programs that make it easier for economically disadvantaged students to come to and stay in school.
Regarding higher education, we need to make sure we have access not only to four year college, but also job training and technical skills. We should look at incentivizing trade schools for students who don't necessarily want to attend a four-year university. We will always need electricians, masons, and carpenters and these can provide solid middle class jobs if we make sure people are trained for them.