Provide Quality and Affordable Education

Monroe County Democrats believe in:

Making Debt-Free College a Reality

  • The Democratic Party of Monroe County supports making debt-free college a reality.
  • We support a partnership between RCSD and local colleges that provides funding and scholarship opportunities.
  • We are committed to providing relief from crushing student debt.
  • We support partnerships with banks to provide debt relief, including options for loan consolidation and lowering monthly payments, including income-based repayment plans.
  • We will promote national programs that have loan forgiveness provisions.

Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions

  • We will feature success stories for programs in our community that support ALANA and other minorities with the opportunity to follow their dreams.

Cracking Down on Predatory For-Profit Schools

  • We will work to crack down on predatory practices of for-profit schools in our community by exposing deceptive marketing and fraud as well as by publicizing their graduation rates.
  • We will encourage for-profit schools to be both transparent and accountable.
  • We will oppose the use of government funding to support private for-profit schools.

Guaranteeing Universal Preschool and Good Schools for Every Child

  • Early childhood education can have a positive impact on one’s ability to achieve life-long success, and we will work to ensure that every child is guaranteed universal preschool and good schools no matter where they live.
  • We support county funded meals in schools.
  • We support infrastructure improvement in schools.
  • We support a reduction in classroom sizes.
  • We support bussing for students, which allows children to attend the same school regardless of home moves.