Sarah graduated with a Master’s degree in Theology from An-yang University in Seoul, Korea. She provided her college tuition at her own expense by working as an English and mathematics teacher. Sarah immigrated to the United States from Korea when she was 26 years old. When she moved to the United States, she had the desire to be a professor of theology. After her master's program, she studied jury doctoral degree courses from Abraham Lincoln Law and obtained several PHDs in Business, Sales and Marketing, and Biblical Preaching.
1. Preschool is an expense that many families can not afford.
2. Afternoon programs for children of working parents can be difficult to get to and also have an additional cost. Working parents are concerned with strengthening math and science programs.
3. The American education system does not offer enough education for those in grades 7-12 with an interest in furthering their study skills.
4. College is unaffordable for many. Those that do complete their degrees can be saddled with enormous debt.
5. Public schools are strained for resources. Charter schools are overwhelmed with applications. Private Schools are out of reach for many parents.
1. We should be developing preschool programs for better education. “children who attend preschool experience substantial learning gains and are more prepared for school than children who do not attend preschool. The research shows that investments in early childhood education bolster student success and have positive impacts on children’s early literacy, math, and, in many cases, social-emotional skills”(NIERR 2019). After researching this issue and the overwhelming results; I will propose a national preschool program.
2. We should develop afternoon school education programs for children in order to provide early job placement or start-up education for young college students and job opportunities for working parents. “Out-of-school time is important in that 70 percent of all juvenile crime in the U.S. occurs between the hours of 3 to 6.00 pm”(HHS).
Working parents will be able to work longer without worrying about their children being left home alone. “1 in 5 still return home alone and unsupervised”(HHS). In addition, we will offer a variety of educational programs for mathematics, science classrooms and skill development. We will provide a high-quality center utilizing teachers, parents of students which will offer many educational benefits through various afternoon school programs for future generations.
3. Education is a commitment and we should offer additional STEM options to those that want to excel. I would like to propose an education center in District 33 to be a prototype for the country. This center would offer additional STEM classes as well as after school programs. This center would also utilize retired professionals who are not only educated but have used their education to solve real-world problems.
4. College affordability is an issue on many fronts. I do believe that public servants such as Teachers, the Military, Police, Firefighter, and volunteers for nongovernmental organizations should be eligible for a path to loan forgiveness. These people are dedicating their lives to the wellbeing of our society when they could earn substantially more in the private sector.
5. I support education in all of its forms. I believe that public schools are a great option for many students, but parents should have freedom of choice. Many parents send their children to charter schools and they should continue to be able too.
According to the census data, the cost “increased by 3.7% to $12,201 per pupil during the 2017 fiscal year, compared to $11,763 per pupil in 2016, according to new tables released today by the U.S. Census Bureau”. Certainly, the costs have only risen since then. I believe we should provide a tax credit up to $3,000 a year for parents that choose private schooling costs. This tax credit is a net positive for the government as it saves billions of dollars a year.
Issues & Resource
National Institute for Early Education Research Jan 31,2019