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Cal Cunningham on Education

 

 


Public education should be an engine of opportunity for all

The quality of our children's education shouldn't depend on where they grow up, their family circumstances, their race, their wealth, or a disability, and Cal believes that public education--and the investments we make in our children through schools--should be an engine of opportunity for all North Carolinians. Cal will fight to pay teachers what they deserve, to develop, respect, and strengthen the profession, and to recruit, train, and retain the best educators for our students.

Cal is a longtime supporter of early childhood education, including having voted in the state Senate to start what is now North Carolina Pre-K, and is committed to investment in our children through Head Start and other early childhood programs that address the needs of the whole child. To build capacity to deliver early childhood education, we need to develop a more robust pipeline of early childhood educators.

Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com , Jun 10, 2020

Lower cost of college; expand access; reduce burden of debt

Cal will lead the fight to lower the cost of college, expand access to community college and technical training, and reduce the burden of student loan debt. North Carolina also has a proud tradition of strong public universities and our Historically Black Colleges and Universities are a critical part of our higher education system. Cal will work to ensure the federal government increases investment and support for these important institutions.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com , Jun 10, 2020

Expand Pell Grants; allow refinancing of student loans

The opportunity to pursue higher education should be available to anyone who seeks it. We can start by expanding Pell Grants, fixing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and giving students the ability to refinance their loans at a lower rate. We should also expand and support the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and work to remove cost as a barrier to community college and technical training.
Source: The UNC Daily Tar Heel on 2020 North Carolina Senate race , Apr 6, 2020

Every student is entitled to the resources they need

The foundation for a new competitive jobs plan is laid in the classroom. Every student is entitled to the resources they need to gain the knowledge and skills to succeed, including technology, qualified teachers, and proper infrastructure.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.calfornc.com , Mar 4, 2010

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