The cost of a college education in 1972 at Yale was $2500. The average income in 1970 was roughly $6200. In 2017, those numbers are $48000 and $56000 respectively. This means in 1970, tuition at Yale was roughly 40% of the average yearly income. Now, going to Yale would cost about 86% of the average yearly income. We need to regulate the cost of college tuition to make even the most elite universities affordable to those who wish to learn.
In regards to K-12, common core must be removed. We also need to make sure that our teacher are allowed to teach the subject over the tests. Standardized testing does not accurately reflect the development and intelligence of our youth. It does, however, show that the students are being taught what is on these tests, but not the full overview of the subjects. We also need to expand upon the alternatives to college, such as trade school. Right now, there is a shortage of welders. These young adults coming out of high school could have a starting salary up to $50,000 if they went on to become welders. Trade is just as important as a college education. Finally, we need to take better care of our teachers. In Florida, most new teachers are leaving the profession after five years or less on the job. It time for teachers to get a raise.