Educating Our Kids to Compete
A dynamic economy requires innovation in education top to bottom, so that every graduate is prepared to compete in a 21st century economy on day one—both for the jobs that are here, and for the ones that don’t even exist yet. That takes buy-in from school systems and parents. That’s why John supports giving our schools freedom to innovate, as well as empowering parents with greater input and expanded school choice. But we can’t stop at elementary, middle, and high school. John wants to reform and invest in higher education to offer folks of all ages more entry points, skills certifications, and training options beyond a traditional degree. And he wants to build partnerships between private businesses and higher education to ensure that our curriculums meet the changing demands on our workforce.