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Inslee rolls out education plan with emphasis on climate change

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Democratic presidential hopeful and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 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 Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (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.

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