Inslee rolls out education plan with emphasis on climate change

Inslee rolls out education plan with emphasis on climate change
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Democratic presidential hopeful and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeFeds send ventilators to coronavirus hot spots around country Is the coronavirus igniting a war of all against all? Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in MORE rolled out his education plan on Friday, putting a focus on teaching children about the dangers of climate change.

Inslee's campaign said that the if elected president, he would enlist the Department of Education in the battle against climate change, calling for new investments in STEM in an effort to produce new technology aimed at producing technology to meet his administration's clean energy goals. 

The governor also called for retrofitting and upgrading every U.S. school building within ten years in order to improve school infrastructure, but also to help with climate change. 


Inslee has focused his presidential campaign around the fight against climate change. 

He is also pushing for universal pre-school, free or reduced college tuition and heavy investments in physical and mental health. 

Inslee's plan comes hours before he and a number of other Democratic presidential hopefuls are slated to address educators at the National Education Association in Houston. 

Education has been one of the main issues of the 2020 Democratic primary, with a special emphasis being placed on free or reduced college tuition.

Progressive Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMomentum grows to change medical supply chain from China Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden Democrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Cuomo's been good, but he's not going to be the Democratic nominee Does Joe Biden really want to be president? MORE (I-Vt.) both have plans to forgive student loan debt. 

Sanders has called for the cancelation of $1.6 trillion in student debt, while Warren has proposed spending $1.25 trillion to forgive student debt and eliminate tuition at public colleges.