Travis Gonzalez For Missouri U.S. Senate

Education

High School Reform

While in high school you should also be able to earn a degree along with your high school diploma. The degree you will earn will be a college general education degree, at least an associate degree/certificate that will be accredited so it will be accepted by other higher education institutions. The classes will be dual credit.

Creation of a Public Higher Education model off of the Public School System.

We must create a Public Higher Education System that will be modeled off of the public school system we have in place, so all people will be able to continue their education – free of cost – after high school. While this school system will be set up differently,there will be a three strike rule in place so there is no abuse of the system.

The Three Strike Rule

1. If don’t get your degree/certificate in that time frame. The student will have to start paying for classes at least 25%. If the student is not able to earn their degree/certificate by the estimated graduation date, they will have to start paying for 25% of the cost of coursework to be completed by a new graduation date.
2. If still don’t get your degree/certificate in time frame they start paying 50% for Classes if don’t get during in that time frame. If the student is unable to earn their degree/diploma by the new graduation date (set after the first strike), they will be responsible for paying 50% of the cost of coursework.
3. Still no degree/certificate student pays for 75% of classes. If the student continues to be unable to earn their degree/certificate by the new graduation date (set after second strike), they will be responsible for 75% of the cost for coursework until graduation.
After that if sill no degree/certificate then student pays 100% of classes. If the student is still unable to earn their degree/certificate by the new graduation date (set after third strike), they will be responsible for 100% of the cost of coursework until graduation.

We must protect the students from potential school shootings. The schools will have their own campus police, or may choose to hire private security, that will ensure the safety of students by having security checkpoints, etc.. It will include pre-K through 12 and K through 12th grade school districts.