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Michael Franken on Education

 

 


Free community college; decrease interest on student loans

Higher education must also be made more accessible and affordable. Pell Grants must be greatly expanded to make public education a reality for lower-income applicants. Federal money must also go towards reducing tuition to zero at community colleges. Mike supports decreasing interest rates for federal student loans. We must also establish a Federal Loan Forgiveness Program to increase volunteerism and economic growth in private and non-profit sectors.

I want to create a diverse, expansive roster of federal and state programs and provide a pipeline for high school graduates. We can reward them for their service by offsetting costs for technical training or public education. In my Expanded National Service Program, our kids can serve their fellow Americans and know that after their service is concluded, opportunities abound for them.

Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.org , May 27, 2020

Increase teacher pay; improve rural education; expand pre-K

Mike will start by increasing teacher pay through federal minimum pay and benefit standards. Improving rural education starts with balancing per student spending for urban and rural areas. Mike also supports federal standards and associated funding for reduced class size and facility improvements. For younger students, pre-K should be expanded to include all children at age four.
Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.org , May 27, 2020

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