As someone who started her career in the classroom, I have a great deal of appreciation for our teachers who devote their lives to educating our children and building a stronger tomorrow. In Congress, I will push for federal investments in pre-K programs to ensure our children get a strong foundation for their educational careers. I will work to alleviate student debt so our children do not spend their entire adult lives paying down their student loans. We can accomplish this by allowing students borrow at reduced interest rates and creating programs that reward them with student loan forgiveness in exchange for taking jobs as teachers or in public service, especially in rural areas. We must also support our local community colleges in providing affordable training and certificate programs to allow workers to acquire the skills necessary for better jobs and better wages.