Tomorrow's Leaders Taking Action

Affordable Public Education

Teaching the Country's Future Leaders

K-12 Education

A robust public school system is necessary for the betterment of the nation. Without adequate public schools, the U.S. will not have the educated, innovative workforce it will need to be competitive through the 21st century. Friends of Intelligent Democracy supports:

  1. Using a combination of existing federal and state funds for public education to subsidize school districts with lower tax bases in an effort to equalize spending per student across the state.

  2. Ending the use of Common Core cirriculum and replacing Common Core with cirriculum written by the Department of Education that focuses more on understanding learning material, not regurgitating for standardized tests;

  3. Using the Department of Education , not for-profit companies, to ensure equal opportunity to an apolitical, effective education that encourages independence, innovation, and civic virtue;

  4. Removing creationism and all forms of pseudoscience from the cirriculum at any school that receives public funding from the local, state, or federal level;

  5. Banning abstinence-only sex education and requiring sex education be based on facts about the human body, the principles of safe sex, and current laws governing sexual behavior, such as the age of consent, so that students can make informed decisions about their bodies with a clear understanding of what constitutes consensual sexual activity.

Higher Education

Friends of Intelligent Democracy wants every American to have the opportunity to pursue higher education opportunities using a gradual approach to tranisitioning to a country with debt-free college. Friends of Intelligent Democracy supports:

  1. Subsidizing community college and trade school programs so that every student who graduates high school can receive some form of higher education that will allow them to have more workforce opportunities;

  2. Transitioning to a four-year university system that allows students to attend in-state insitutions without incurring student debt;

  3. Standardizing college cirriculum across majors so that regardless of the institution that a student attends, they enter the workforce with the same capabilites as other employees that attended other educational insitutions;

  4. Providing relief to graduates that have decided to go into teaching by forgiving exisitng student debt by a standard amount during each year that they teach, whether in public or private schools, in order to encourage more people who are qualified to choose the profession of teaching.