Investing in Higher Education

Despite having one of the strongest K-12 education systems, Vermont’s support of public higher education is among the worst in the country. Education is the most effective investment we can make to jump-start economic development, deepen environmental leadership, drive technological innovation, and promote an equitable and engaged democracy. We must invest more across the spectrum of higher education in Vermont, from the flagship University of Vermont to the state college and technical college system to the multiple campuses of Community College of Vermont. I will work with educational leaders to help Vermonters access a college education without accumulating burdensome debt that stalls career options, and instead opens doors to opportunities and makes Vermont a desirable place for young people to live and thrive.