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Jaime Harrison on Education

 

 


We need 50-state strategy to open up schools: testing, masks

Harrison: Teaching your kids from home is very, very difficult. We need a strategy, a 50-state strategy. We failed to act. The Senate failed to act. The White House failed to act. The governors failed to act. We need leaders who are going to step up and act. We need testing here in South Carolina. We need to make sure that we have a mandate that said, "Folks, please just wear your mask so that we can bring down the transmission of this virus and then open our economy back up."
Source: 2020 South Carolina Senate debate (Rev.com transcript) , Oct 3, 2020

Reduce college tuition, address student loan crisis

Harrison: We are seeing and witnessing something that we have never witnessed here in America before. Young people have $1.6 trillion of debt. There is more student loan debt in this country than there is credit card debt. My wife and I are still paying off our student loan debt. That's a burden for so many young folks. I want to work to make sure that we reduce tuition costs and work on the student loan debt crisis here so they don't have to be burdened with such debt to start off their lives.
Source: 2020 South Carolina Senate debate (Rev.com transcript) , Oct 3, 2020

Losing a whole generation of teachers because of low pay

Insufficient minimal requirements of teachers, Harrison insists, coupled with the persistent issue of low salaries, is a formula that will cause a child's education to implode. "We have to do more. We have to do better. We need to increase the funding for public school teachers, because we're about to hit a crisis in this state where we're losing a whole generation of them because they can find other professions where they get more respect, more money and less stress."
Source: Essence Magazine on 2020 South Carolina Senate race , May 26, 2020

Invest in public schools; end student loan crisis

Jaime believes in investing in South Carolina's schools and colleges, as well as our Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Jaime will work to ensure that there are affordable educational opportunities for all students after graduation, whether that pathway is technical school, vocational training, or a college degree. Jaime will fight to end the student loan crisis in this country and make college affordable for anyone willing to work hard.
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website, JaimeHarrison.com , Dec 12, 2019

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