Education is part of the very foundation of this country. Without protections for our teachers and students at all levels of education, we weaken our nation and do a disservice to our children and economy.

We need to make higher education more affordable and bring VOC-TECH (Vocational-Technical training) back into our schools as a means of closing the skills gap. Many jobs currently exist in the trades, however, there is a shortage of individuals who possess the skills to perform them. By making college education more affordable and reintegrating VOC-TECH, we provide our children with better options to earn a degree or learn a skill or trade that translates into a lucrative profession.

I want to continue fighting for Hoosiers by finding solutions to ensure that Americans have access to opportunities through education and training.