Amy will work with students, parents, and teachers to improve our education system, including the wellbeing and economic integrity of those who teach, and support students and teachers, thereby giving our children the tools to succeed.
The cost of higher education has skyrocketed. Getting a college degree shouldn’t bankrupt families and deter students from going to school. As your State Representative, Amy will support in-state tuition freezes, free community college tuition and free vocational training to stop the rising costs of higher education and job training programs. Amy is also committed to promoting build trades apprenticeship programs in high schools starting in the 10th grade. Amy is committed to ending the sales tax on textbooks and job training related expenses so that college students can cut down on the costs of learning.
CHARTER SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY
Amy believes that all of Ohio’s children deserve a quality education that provides them the opportunity to learn and grow to their fullest potential. We must ensure that Charter Schools are held to the same rigorous standards as traditional public schools. Amy understands that the current Charter School movement is little more than a legal way to rob taxpayers of the money we provide to properly and adequately fund our public schools. Amy will vote to ensure taxpayer dollars go towards public school classroom learning – not paid advertising and “consulting services.” We will require charter schools to comply with the same audit and public records laws as traditional public schools. With a reasonable, student-based approach, we can reform the system, save taxpayer dollars and provide the best education possible for our children.