If a teacher were president...

Tyler Higgs is a school psychologist who lives in Clive. -promoted by Laura Belin

If a teacher were president…

She would rebuild the middle class because she knows that students who come from a lower socioeconomic background are at a disadvantage when it comes to their education, physical health, and career readiness. This affects our society as a whole.

She would fight for high quality universal child care and early childhood education, which have a high return on investment for her students and for America.

She would fix the broken criminal justice system because her students deserve a fair shot, not a school-to-prison pipeline.

She would fix the student loan debt crisis because she knows how it stifles our economy.

She would stand for union rights because she knows what it’s like to be overworked, underpaid, and disrespected.

She would stand up to bullies with firm resolve but also try to help with the problems that made them bully in the first place.

She would advance Medicare-for-All because no student should suffer poor health or die for the crime of being poor.

She would address climate change because she knows the planet she leaves behind will be her students’ world.

She would fight the corruption that stands in the way of all of this by understanding the problem, refusing corporate money, and working to fix it.

She would lead by example, and pinky swear with the kids, promising to be a good guide.

If a teacher were president, she would make a difference because that’s what teachers make.

America needs teachers, and we need them in the Oval Office.

America needs Elizabeth Warren.

Top image: Elizabeth Warren with Tyler Higgs at a campaign event in Des Moines, January 2019.

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  • Single Payer Healthcare

    I certainly agree with your intentions of attempting to provide basic necessities to all individuals in our society, and I agree with about 98% of Elizabeth Warren’s policy platform. I believe that among the progressive wing of the field, we need to decide amongst ourselves whom is the most fit to take on this primary. An important aspect of the Medicare-for-All proposal is the adaption of a single-payer, government run healthcare system similar to those seen in Europe.

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