Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Unveils 'People First Education Plan'

Nicole Rojas
May 16, 2019 - 5:00

Julián Castro, former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary and one of nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates, released his second policy proposal on May 13. The former mayor of San Antonio proposed an education plan that would expand pre-kindergarten education nationwide and make vast changes to postsecondary education. Castro, who is still trying to find his footing in a crowded Democratic race, offered a five-pronged “People First Education Plan” to shake up the education system and make the US more competitive in a global setting. “Chronic underinvestment in our schools, teachers, and students over many decades and at all levels has allowed our...

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