Education and Childcare
Bo knows every student in Western North Carolina deserves the opportunity to learn in the best schools in the state with caring and qualified educators. Closing the opportunity gap is one of Bo's top priorities. In Washington, Bo will fight for funding for our schools that is not only stable but equitable, because all students should have access to a high-quality education regardless of their zip code. Bo supports more protections for LGBTQ+ students in public schools.
Families and their children should have access to Universal Pre-K and Head Start Programs, because Bo knows that early childhood development is essential for the success of our society at large. Bo believes that students entering the public-service “helping” professions should have access to loan-forgiveness programs that encourage the development of strong, healthy, local communities. Bo supports increased funding for HBCUs and will work with community leaders to propose legislation that does more than pay lip-service to “diversity” and other goals that have no real-world applications.