Updated: May 24
My education proposal begins with the promise that we accept that all children are important, beautiful and special.
As a country, we must reach out and help those children grab and hold on to their gifts.
Autistic, nonverbal, geniuses, average, disabled, differently and all other children, will feel and we will show how they matter to our great nation.
Children must have a complete, supportive and truthful education. An education that prepares American children for a technical, diverse, fast paced world.
We must reduce classes to less than 22 students per class. Provide all classes a Teacher's Aide.
To reduce class sizes and maximize educational learning. I support Charter Schools. I support Private Schools.
Private Schools paid for by the states.
We will supply students at every opportunity with knowledge and a safe and supported education.
American children must be at the forefront of innovation, technology and achievement.
We must teach children coding. A student's learning of coding should begin with baby steps in elementary school.
We must bring back basic American standards in education.
1. Constitutional Issues and understanding.
3. Understanding and protecting your credit.
4. Home basics. Sewing, cooking.
5. Health and body care.
These are American staples that my administration would encourage states to adopt for the strengthening of America's Students.
These proposals will not be rushed. Students will gradually ease into the new programs I propose.
We must keep students up to date and given advanced training in the latest computer technologies and technological advancements.
This must begin the first year of Junior High School.
American students will begin language training in kindergarten. The education will continue every semester with that student learning the language.
The final result is that a government grant will pay for the students to visit the foreign nations home to the language they have been dedicated to learn.
This will prepare students for a diverse America. Prepare students for a diverse world.
We must prepare those children who excel faster in learning for their next educational phase.
Some children will advance faster and should not be held back from their great potential and success.
We must keep and return advanced classes to all schools. Also beginning the first year of Junior High School.
Workshops will be created to help teachers and parents to identify, support and advance Special Needs Students.
We will not allow children with special needs to feel punished because people in their lives do not understand their unique needs.
All school children will have an Individual Education Plan. (IEP) Technology and Medical Advancements are continually changing.
America's Education System should be reviewed, assessed, and adjusted, every four years.
American Students must be Educated and Supported to recognize, understand and utilize the latest Technology, Philosophical Theories and be able to put all to successful action.
We must acknowledge that teachers, after a strong family, are the key to a child's successes. The importance of teachers must be recognized and appreciated.
Teachers starting pay should be highly competitive. Far above the $62,000 average.
Teachers should be paid a very competitive rate and given a monthly housing stipend.
The housing stipend is meant to encourage teachers to go to and keep areas from being underserved.
In America, Teachers should be our superstars and we must support them in their ultra-important task of preparing our leaders of the world for tomorrow.
All children are leaders in their field of being themselves. They are the experts. To raise a successful child, my program calls for home and family support.
The brightest child may not shine as bright at home if they are hungry, abused, alone or witness domestic violence.
Urban children are not the only children facing rough neighborhoods, drug addiction and violence.
Rural children face the same demons and need community support so they too may reach the successes they rightly deserve.
The Department of Education would be instructed to create workshops and provide resources to cities and rural communities.
They will create programs to provide outreach and support to those children and their families.
Families would be offered education and growth opportunities to raise a strong, supportive family.
Welfare for families in need of resources does provide a valuable source to feed thousands of people who may go without.
Social Workers will be installed in schools.
Social Workers will be shared between two schools.
An issue with the program is the guidelines for who receives assistance and how much.
It is as though states punish men and women who want to be together and raise their children.
If on public assistance or Social Security, their benefits will be cut because their income is combined.
Food assistance could also be cut deeply.
The formula of combining incomes must be legislated out.
The current system leaves families who want to be together lying to the Government and sneaking around their own families. Rural towns should not be forced to battle in city meetings over Police or After School Programs.
Small towns through generous business grants should be able to continue After school activities.
After school activities can be great for proper socialization, exercise and keeping kids occupied. The program would address rural and city communities.
America is a constantly moving nation.
America must adapt programs or create programs to support this constantly moving nation and world.
We must go beyond our comfort zone. 24-hour daycares. We need 24 hour teen and pre- teen and pre-teen centers.
Single parents do exist, and we must fully support them.
Considering 64% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. They cannot afford to get sick. Sick parents can be a distraction to a child or teen in school. The child may fear their family will experience a lack of resources.
It is hard to concentrate in school when their is high stress at home. This is another area where America must adapt.
We must encourage the creation of weekend and late-night clinics for parents. Sick parents who do not work suffer severely. America provides terrible support.
Working families deserve food assistance regardless of family size and income. Student, staff and faculty safety are priority one.
The Republicans/Democrats do not agree and have passed no legislation to protect America's children.
Department of School Protection
I will fight for the creation of a federal agency to strictly protect students, teachers and staff.
Staff will be vetted and trained in counter terrorism techniques. Taught to use their tools to protect their lives and the lives of our students, faculty and staff.
The agents will be trained in working with children and those with special needs. They will be taught about the juvenile mind.
Under no circumstances, even though trained.
Student protections agents will have no disciplinary action against any student.
The agent's duty is to save lives.
Agents will be trained in human rights and the United States Constitution.
Local police have failed too many times to protect our children.
Though, I do not want armed teachers in class. I currently support training and arming American Teachers who choose to be.
I do not want them to be sitting targets hiding in class praying the gunman does not open their classroom door.
Until American schools are protected. Until local police are not cowards. I fully support arming teachers and administrators.
America's children are our greatest asset and strength for the future.
Bullying of children by other children, in America, is on a crisis level. As I campaign and speak to teens and the youngest of children.
The fear, anger, and feelings of helplessness are doing damage to children's minds. The fear and angst hinder their mental health, expression, and positive, educational growth.
Bullying has become a major harmful epidemic in America and is on a crisis level. To confront the issue of bullying. I propose the following:
1. The increase of educators to remove repeated bullies from their current school.
2. Alternative schools, will be where students who bully others, will be sent.
The alternative schools will be fully funded and highly structured.
Classes will follow the path of learning languages and skills.
We must take mental health out of the darkness and support stressed students and families.
Student and family therapy will be free to those in need. Students at the alternative school will be given weekly therapy.
Having a social work background. I have been taught to look at the whole story.
Children removed from their school for bullying other children will receive a complete home assessment.
It does no good for a child's positive growth if their home is not a safe or healthy environment. If found to be nonconductive to the child's positive growth.
Immediate, social safety nets will be enacted on an emergency immediate basis.
The goal is not to punish the bully. It is meant to assess their needs and provide resources to break their cycle of bullying.
My Administration's goal is to redirect that student and provide structure.
No benefits given at non alternative schools will be left out of alternative programs. No student should die in an environment of care and support.
The student victim of bullying.
An area often ignored not intentionally is the bullied student. I make the following recommendations to support those students.
Therapy for the bullied student.
They must be made aware that they are the victims.
We will also do an assessment on the victims home life. We want to be sure their family is supported and strong as well.
I propose creating within the Department of Homeland Security. A division named Student, Staff and Faculty Protection.
We will hire and train the best and most qualified people to protect our nation's children.
All prospective employees will be evaluated and highly qualified. They will be vetted as if they were joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
They will however not have discipline responsibilities over students.
No police in schools. Too many officers have clearly no training or understanding of the young mind to be any type of officer in any school.
Agents will be trained in human rights and the United States Constitution.
The idea of free college is not an idea I can currently support. The American education system does not prepare some children for college.
I will support free college once we create a stronger learning environment. Free college must have clear rules, requirements and boundaries.
The United States could lose millions of dollars on free college. Some will drop out. A few may get kicked out.
Some academically may not be strong enough to succeed in the college environment. The Issue is not paying for those who attempt college but are not academically ready.
My concern is for those who only see it as free. It is free!! I get kicked out, nothing out of my pocket!
"I do not like college; I quit."
We, the American public, have just paid for someone with nothing to lose, to quit.
There's another issue that concerns me.
American schools are not leading the world in anything. In reality, we lag in many subjects.
It Is a disastrous and unfair premise to send high school kids to college when they may have barely graduated high school.
That is Irresponsible as leaders and mentors.
Another issue is the education they receive in school is inadequate for college level courses.
We do not want students going from high school to remedial college courses because they are not as prepared or knowledgeable as they should be.
Public schools are overwhelmed with classes overloaded. I will not discuss the dismal dropout rates.
I dream big also. Dreams must have a sense of reality.
Free within the next 20 years would be great. The changes we must take to make that reality is not near realization.
It stings. Sending high school kids to college who are not ready may be far more devastating to their lives than a sting.
My Plan for Free College 20 years from today All accepted students must pay a small monthly fee to be in college. It could be $250 per month.
If America supported the idea, the $250 monthly payments could be returned to the student with interest upon graduation.
A clear notice of intent. The student agrees to pay all college fees if they leave the program. Exceptions can always exist.
The federal Government begins emergency hearings on the State of America's education system and creates legislation for urgently needed reforms.
Develop a multi-year plan to Improve America's education system.
Evaluate progress, adjust timelines, goals. review every four years. Review conducted before the Presidential election.
The major and essential importance of the trades is diminished in this nation. Vocational training keeps our great nation going.
Students should have the opportunity for free trade school education with the same requirements as free college students.
Vocational training keeps our great nation going.
Future Preparation for a positive, strong start to a successful future I support the creation of junior FireFighter, Police, EMT, plumbers etc...
The program would start freshman year.
Students will be introduced into the jobs they wish to make a career of one day.
The vocations in America are suffering as many people are not choosing the vocational route. America needs qualified plumbers, electricians, truck drivers etc...
A major vocation needed is farmers. This urgent vocation will also be included in this program.
As a vocational program. Students would spend one week in class. They will spend the next week training in their vocation.
The world is moving fast. America must prepare our students for a strong place in the world.