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 InsleeEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Andrew Yang promises mass pardon to those imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana offenses 13 states file lawsuit over Trump 'public charge' rule 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 Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory 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.