The monetary cost of secondary education is ridiculous, and a college degree is becoming increasingly necessary in our diverse work environments. I support tuition-free education at public colleges and universities. The burden of student loan debt is crushing to so many in my generation. Michigan needs to prioritize student debt forgiveness programs, as well as regulate college loan lenders to reduce predatory practices.

Online, night school and trade schools should also be prioritized in our education system to increase accessibility for non-traditional students.