Access To A Quality Education Is A Basic Human Right
Ty is a product of the Mississippi public school system. His parents instilled in him the importance of earning a good education. After graduating from Rolling Fork High School, Ty enrolled at Tougaloo College, before joining the Army. While on active duty, he earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Maryland’s Global Campus–working to complete it while serving our country on four different continents. Years later, he attended law school using the GI Bill, graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center and earning his Juris Doctorate and Master of Law degree in National Security Law.
For too long education has been politicized⎯pushing a political agenda that diverts public schools from their core mission of educating children⎯when schools actually should be focused on the fundamentals to help students succeed.
As your next senator, Ty will commit to making needed investments in education, including literacy programs, career and technical education, and addressing the teacher shortage, so that all children have access to excellent public schools;
Instead of banning books and censoring curriculums, we should be focused on investing in our schools. We should work with parents and teachers to make the investments our kids need to thrive, like smaller class sizes, mental health resources, and career and technical education. Students need an honest and accurate education, so they are prepared to succeed in a diverse society. If we put politics aside, and focus on making sure all children have access to excellent public schools, we can build a better future for our country.
Ty believes every student should have access to a meaningful, high-quality education. And that starts with adequately and equitably funding public schools so all students have access to a quality education. It is our duty to provide a solid educational system for the good of our citizens and our state.
As your next Senator, Ty will work to . . .
Expand literacy and reading programs for struggling students.
Expand access to career and technical education and other vocational programs that prepare students for jobs.
Help schools to address shortages of qualified teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, and nurses.
Reduce class sizes, especially in the early grades, to allow more individualized instruction and attention.
Strengthen mental health and counseling services for public school students and staff.
Improve and modernize school buildings, including ventilation systems, to create a safe and healthy environment.
Increase teacher salaries, to address the teacher shortage and reduce class sizes.
Increase access to affordable pre-K and early childhood education programs.