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Theresa Greenfield on Education

 

 


Refinance student debt; find ways to work off the debt

Greenfield: Student debt is a really serious crisis and it has kept so many of our young leaders from starting families and businesses. We need to get back into investing into education. Then we need to make sure that students can refinance their student debt and we need to find ways for students to participate in programs where they can work off their student debt whether they are medical professionals or young farmers that want to come back and get started in farming.
Source: Iowa Public Television transcript of 2020 Iowa Senate debate , Sep 28, 2020

Debt free community college and trade schools

Greenfield: I support debt free community college, trade schools, technical schools, advancing our apprenticeship programs so people can earn while they learn. We need to then make sure that our small businesses can grow, providing more capital, more credit so that they can expand in this state. So we marry the two, a stronger workforce with skilled training where they can start their small businesses, growing small business.
Source: Iowa Public Television transcript of 2020 Iowa Senate debate , Sep 28, 2020

Expand pre-K, invest in higher education, apprenticeships

Theresa will always put teachers and students first. That starts with expanding public pre-kindergarten to making sure Iowa's workforce has the right skills for the 21st century, and includes investing in higher education and job training, like apprenticeships where Iowans can earn while they learn. Theresa is committed to fully funding Pell grants, and ensuring our educators have the compensation, resources, and respect they deserve--including the ability to organize and collectively bargain.
Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website GreenfieldForIowa.com , Jun 2, 2020

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