Workforce Development

Education and preparation is what our country needs to employ people today for a global economy today and tomorrow.

 People in our state have suffered greatly in the last years with a war, mortgage companies unscrupulous home buyers programs, and large corporations exporting jobs to other countries and states with low wages. Many families in Washington States 10th Congressional District and the United States have found themselves struggling with foreclosures, layoffs, and the loss of their life savings. This has moved many families from a comfortable middle class or working class to close to poverty, if not in poverty living on food banks and the kindness of others.  If an individual works 40 hours a week or more, they should not be living in homeless shelters yet, many people do today. Will you donate  $5.00 today to assist me in putting an end to this.

MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS

This is a heart issue. Teachers become teachers because they care.  They have to care to work for $35,000 a year but it gets old.  Teachers need a serious pay raise.

I believe teachers have a a very difficult job yet I know what needs to be done to get our students successful and it goes to the heart.  Many parents feel it is the teachers responsibility to teach their children and teachers feel parents need to take more responsibility and I think it takes both and the community. 

When students are living in an environment that is violent, drug infested, or gang infested where one or both parents work more than 40 hours a week, just to take care of basic needs makes being a parent and especially a single parent very difficult. How can these parents have time to give children what is needed for success? When class rooms are too large with difficult students how are the teachers suppose to teach? 

Teachers need to get to know the student, parents need to know the teachers, and students need to know they can truly get help.  "If you don't know me, You can't teach me," says a lot and is a profound statement.

Our State house has to do more and McCleary does not seem to make a difference.  Will you work with me as I continue to work with the state to better prepare our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A $5.00 donation will go a long way, more will take us further.

MASTER'S LEVEL TEACHERS

Master's level teachers need to be in the most vulnerable schools to teach, educate and train new teachers for two to three years.  When we move to a program that meets the children where they are, we will no longer need Charter schools.

When parents are told their children are gifted and those children are put into the proper classes, we will no longer need charter schools.

When education becomes equal, we will no longer need charter schools.

When parents are heard, we will no longer need charter school.

I believe in Unions and I believe in our teachers BUT i am more passionate about letting teachers teach, students are challenged at their intellectual level and all parties work to give our children the education they need to work in a global society. Then, charter Schools will not be needed.

 

DECREASE HOMELESSNESS AND INCREASE JOB PREPAREDNESS

A decrease in family income and cutting unemployment compensation has caused an increase in the amount of individuals and families in homeless shelters and on the streets. We can do better by reducing the occurrence of homelessness, increasing student preparation for a global economy when they finish high school. Running Start is an option that allows students to graduate High School and have an Associates degrees. We have that now. 

  • Microsoft and other tech companies claim we do not have employees prepared for their work in their work place. 
  • Students need to learn critical thinking skills and not just how to pass a test.
  • Students need to be encouraged to think outside the box and not be robots
  • Students need parents, teachers and the community to move them forward to be successful, they are not fish in a bowl
  • Students need to be pushed beyond what they think they can do; it encourages self growth
  • When individuals and families are put on state assistance, there needs to be a plan in place at the beginning to get them off!

I WILL WORK FOR WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC STABILITY

  • The commitment to prepare today's workforce for tomorrow's economy.
  • Assurance that a fair chance is given to every person who wishes to contribute to the formal economy.
  • A Commitment to prepare students today for tomorrow's global economy.
  • A commitment to work with small businesses in growing and not just surviving.
  • Will you chip in $5.00 today and help me make this a reality?

 

WHY CAN'T STUDENTS ATTEND LOCAL, COMMUNITY, VOCATIONAL, AND FOUR YEAR COLLEGES FREE

If Washington state will move from a regressive tax state and make large corporation adhere to their contracts for employments in the state for tax incentives would work.  We can not spend what is not here but, when corporations are not held to same standards as small businesses and individuals we will have a country working for us and not against us.

 WILL YOU CONTRIBUTE TODAY to help me build the economy the people of Washington State's 10th Congressional district and the U.S needs and wants.

 

 HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE'S

Historically Black colleges have consistently graduated students highly qualified and prepared for our global economy with studies in Math and Sciences or STEM. Yet two things are happening and need to change.

They are unable to find jobs                                                                                                                                                         They are being paid at a lower pay grades                                                                                                                                         Congress continues to cut funding, for grants and loans

Will you make a financial Contribution to help me fight to fund Historically Black Colleges where many Black students from the 10th Congressional district attend.