Women are the primary or co-breadwinner in six out of ten American families, which makes the economic imperative of addressing the wage gap between men and women vital. Today, gender bias continues to create huge barriers for many women. Ongoing struggles include ensuring equal economic opportunities, educational equity, and an end to gender-based violence.
Throughout America’s history, education has been the vehicle for social and economic mobility, giving hope and opportunity to millions of young people. Our public schools have produced a competitive, productive workforce that has transformed the world economy. Today, our schools must prepare students not only to meet the demands of the global economy, but also help students take their place as committed and engaged citizens. It must ensure that all students have a quality education regardless of race, class, or background.
The most effective way to reduce poverty is by providing our citizens with more jobs and career training. It has been proven that career training programs will prepare you for a new career, or help you advance within your current occupation. It is not only my goal to create more jobs, but to also provide career training so our citizens can compete for the best salary in their selected field.