Every child in Tennessee deserves a great public education in schools that support their growth in safe, nurturing environments. That's work best done by a well-prepared, diverse set of teachers and school leaders, but must be supported at the state level. In the legislature, I will keep constant focus on pushing Tennessee to better serve all students in our public schools and get them ready for college and good jobs. In the State House, I will advocate for paying and supporting teachers as the professionals they are, setting high expectations for all students, and making sure students and teachers have the resources they need to succeed. And, I'll work to expand Tennessee's commitment to making sure cost is not a barrier for anyone pursuing education and training beyond a high school diploma.