Setti Warren on Education
Make all public colleges and universities tuition-free
Of the eight specific federal legislative proposals in ORMA's "People's Platform," I am fully comfortable supporting the first five, including the Free Public College Act, and I will work to implement each of these in Massachusetts as governor.
Sponsor press release on H.R. 1880 Federal-State partnership to eliminate tuition and required fees:
The College For All Act would aim to make all public colleges and universities tuition-free for anybody making less than $125,000.
It would also aim to make community college tuition-free for everybody, at any salary level. "Our young people are forced to make untenable choices: Going to college and taking on mountains of debt, or foregoing their college degree to work part-time
or minimum wage jobs that simply won't allow them to build a future," House lead sponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA7) said in a press release. "We're going to piece back together the broken promises of a broken American Dream."
Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Dec 20, 2017
Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources
Setti has fostered a top-tier public school system by investing in new facilities, community spaces, and classroom resources. He is committed to reducing the achievement gap through initiatives like the summer reading challenge,
the high school pitch competition, and the city's summer youth high school internship program. Under Setti's watch, education outcomes in Newton have dramatically improved.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts governor campaign website SettiWarren.com
, Jun 1, 2017
Public education is cornerstone of equal opportunity
Public education is the cornerstone of access to opportunity and equality. The concept of universal education originated in our public schools. Public education can and must continue to lead us forward and provide opportunity to all. The vast majority of
our children are prepared for the future by public schools and we must ensure those schools have the resources they need. This includes well-paid teachers, strong and supportive administrators, and modern technology and classrooms.
Source: Campaign website, www.settiwarren.com, "Issues"
, Jul 16, 2011
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