Tim Kaine On Education: Free College For All?By Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, has shared his thoughts on education. The former Virginia governor has a lot of things that he wants to improve with the system.
Forbes collated the seven things that reveal Tim Kaine's views on education. In an introductory speech in Miami last week, Clinton's vice presidential pick admitted that they want to make college "debt-free" for everybody.
Hillary Clinton also addressed education and her plan to make college more affordable. "First, all the 40 million Americans who currently have student debt will be able to refinance their debt to a low interest rate," she said. "That will save thousands of dollars for people who are now struggling under this cumbersome, burdensome college debt."
"My plan would enable anyone to go to a public college or university tuition free. You would not have to borrow money for tuition."
However, Clinton also said that she wants students to work 10 hours a week, citing her experience when she was in college. "But I do believe-and maybe it's because I worked when I went through college; I worked when I went through law school-I think it's important for everybody to have some part of getting this accomplished," she said. "That's why I call it a compact."
Last Nov. 2013, it was reported that Kaine wants to adjust K-12 education and have children start at the early age of 4. This would result to students finishing at 17 years old. The change is expected to bring about more educational improvements.
According to Inside Higher Ed, Tim Kaine has been involved with education during his time in the Senate. In 2014, he helped in the development of the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus.
He has also spoken up against student debt. "Student debt is placing a massive burden on our college students and graduates and I'm pleased to see that both Democratic candidates have proposals to make higher education more affordable," he said on Quora, via The Huffington Post.