As a retired teacher I know that a strong workforce starts with providing a high quality education to every student in Louisiana. This means fully funding our public schools, paying and treating our teachers as professionals and stopping our over-reliance on standardized testing.
Louisiana is facing a massive infrastructure backlog- over a quarter of our roads are in poor condition, nearly 1800 bridges have been deemed structurally deficient, and we are facing $10 billion in upgrades to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in the next 2 decades. In order to remain competitive, we need to make significant investments in our roads, bridges, water systems, and telecommunications infrastructure.
Promoting Economic Opportunity
Our state can’t reach its full potential when so many families are struggling just to make ends meet. We can create an era of opportunity in Louisiana by ensuring a living wage and equal pay for equal work, as well as reforming our tax system so that it prioritizes families and workers, not corporations and special interests.
On October 12th, #VoteForTheTeacher