EDUCATION 

  • Q: I have a lot of student loans from college, which is making it hard for me to pay all my bills. Is there any way the government can help me through repayment plans or forgiveness? 

    • A: Chris supports reducing student loan debt and making a 4 year degree free for all students who wish to pursue them at state schools. Student loan debt should be reduced by using a complex formula of elimination of some debt, calculating a reasonable cost of college and only charging that amount, no interest, and expansive forgiveness programs for working as a public servant and various other jobs. 

  • Q: I read that my child would be better off starting school before kindergarten to learn more. What can you do? 

    • A: Early learning is crucial in child development, which is why Chris supports expanding pre-K and childcare services to give our kids a better start on life and learning. 

  • Q: We have a shortage of teachers in Kentucky and our current state legislature just made it harder on teachers starting their careers. How will you support teachers? 

    • A: Investing in teachers is crucial to the foundation of our nation. Chris supports raising teacher salaries to start at $50,000 a year, and placing protections on teacher workload that lead to teacher burnout and causing good teachers to leave the profession, like class size, and the number of different classes they teach. 

  • Q: I live in a rural area and our school had to cut its art program because of funding. I’m concerned for my kids education and lack of exposure to creative classes. What do you plan to do about it? 

    • A: Our schools must be a major investment. Chris is a science teacher and sees the values in all subjects. Our schools no matter how urban or rural must be able to offer kids a well rounded education including arts, drama, engineering, etc. Chris supports heavy investment in schools to be intellectual hubs to grow our future.