Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 3, 2019, (Shutterstock.com).
Julián Castro, former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary and one of nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates, released his second policy proposal on May 13. The former mayor of San Antonio proposed an education plan that would expand pre-kindergarten education nationwide and make vast changes to postsecondary education.
Castro, who is still trying to find his footing in a crowded Democratic race, offered a five-pronged “People First Education Plan” to shake up the education system and make the US more competitive in a global setting.
“Chronic underinvestment in our schools, teachers, and students over many decades and at all levels has allowed our competitors to leave us behind, and made an already unequal system more inequitable,” Castro wrote in a policy announcement.
“If the United States is to continue…
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