Adam Edelen on Education



Support teachers with pensions and more in classroom

Edelen was highly critical of politicians in Frankfort. On education, he said Democrats are playing defense against cuts to education rather than leading the way. "We must reclaim the mantle of reform back from those who don't believe in public education," Edelen said. "You see a lot of the political class in Frankfort playing defense. Well folks, games aren't won for playing defense."

He added that politicians should be doing more than protecting teachers' pensions. Edelen said he hopes modernizing the economy and rewriting the tax code will help provide the necessary revenue to pay for Kentucky's financially-ailing public pension systems.

"Folks, protecting pensions isn't the best we can do; it's the least we can do," Edelen said. "Merely protecting pensions doesn't change the fact that every teacher I know buys materials for their kids out of their pockets."

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader on 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race , Jan 7, 2019

Don't make schools profit centers for charter corporations

Too many of our school districts are underfunded or allowing resources that should be spent in the classroom to be consumed by administration and bureaucracy. There is no "silver bullet" that will solve Kentucky's education problems, but it's certainly not the idea that we need to turn our education system into a profit center for out-of-state charter school corporations.
Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website AdamEdelen.com , Dec 31, 2018

Make college affordable to the children of working families

Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website AdamEdelen.com , Dec 31, 2018

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Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
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Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

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PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
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