The development of human capital must be the preeminent feature of our education system. We must invest in human capital to maintain freedom and other hallmarks of the American way of life. Education is a key solution to income inequality, which often occurs when skill sets are not matched to the demands of the market.
We must implement a 21st century education model that matches the interests of students with the labor market so that everyone can have a happy and productive working life, with pay that is commensurate with her skills and experience. We must have an education system that encourages students to follow their passions.
- The Federal Government shall be limited to projecting the vision and setting the tone for education.
- The states and local districts shall collect tax dollars for education directly instead of through the Federal government.
- The states and local districts shall be free to decide how to educate their students.
- We envision an educational model that emphasizes permanent learning to meet the demands of the ever- changing labor market.
- We envision a bachelor's degree candidate spending one of four years of college studying abroad and interning in Washington, DC, or a state capital.
- We envision a bachelor's degree candidate spending the second of four years of college as an intern or apprentice with potential employers.
- We shall double the number of foreign students attending our colleges and universities.