Supporting true education investment and strong improvements
Culturally, primary and secondary educations have been devalued in this country. Many claim to be pro-teacher but then approve budgets that undermine their salaries and resources. No other institution so essential to the growth and stability of our nation is given so little. Both parties have allowed our schools to crumble, our classes to be overcrowded. Both parties have allowed science, art, and physical education largely to disappear from primary education.
Congressman Murphy believes it is in our national interest to reinvest in children by boosting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education from the earliest years. Every new generation must be better equipped than the last—in hard skills as well as the capacity to innovate—to be competitive in our increasingly globalized economy. We must properly provide for our children's education from pre-K through PhD, including trade schools, community college, and all levels of vocational training.