My fiancée is a teacher in Plano ISD, so I hear all about the struggles that teachers face today. Teachers aren’t treated with the respect they deserve and need higher wages to counter the effects of years of inflation. Sexual/reproductive health needs to be taught in a more in depth and inclusive way in Texas to support everyone. I also believe that arts programs deserve the same support as athletics.
In higher education, public schools need to be more accessible either through student aid or tuition reduction. Student loan debt is something that’s close to my heart as a recent college grad as well, and I believe it can be eliminated through corporate/private wealth tax and/or military budget reduction.