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Kamala Harris Just Unveiled How She Would Would Undo All Of Trump’s Backward Education Policies And Save Our Schools



We are edging closer and closer to the next presidential election of 2020. On the one hand, that is a terrifying prospect, because it means months of fiery debate between candidates and endless news cycles where people seem to say the exact same thing on a loop.

However, at the same time it is a very exciting notion because it is our first proper chance to remove Donald Trump from the office of President of the United States and leader of the free world and replace him with a Democrat who can finally start to undo all of his policies which have harmed citizens across the United States.

One of the top candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination is Sen. Kamala Harris, and she recently revealed details for the first time of how she would boost federal funding for schools and bump up pay packages for teachers, giving schools and our whole education system a much needed leg up:

Sen. Kamala Harris plans to call for a federal effort to boost teachers’ salaries Saturday, offering up the first new policy proposal of her 2020 presidential campaign on an issue that is roiling school districts across the country and is dear to a powerful Democratic constituency.

The plan, which Harris is slated to unveil while addressing a morning rally at Texas Southern University in Houston, would promise an unprecedented federal investment in teacher pay because of widespread concern that teaching, a female-dominated profession, is badly underpaid, according to a campaign aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan on the record.

A study by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, found that public school teachers in 2017 made 11% less than similar professionals with college degrees, even after taking into account benefits, which are often higher for teachers than many private-sector workers. Harris will commit to “closing the teacher pay gap within her first term as president,” the campaign aide said.

Details of the initiative — including the price tag and how the program would be structured — will be released in the coming week, the aide said. The idea stands to be a major policy departure because setting teacher pay has traditionally been the responsibility of state and local governments, which provide the lion’s share of money for education from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Our education system is crying out for these kinds of common sense reforms. We can only hope for another Blue Wave in 2020 so we can finally get Trump out.





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