Mary Anne Hering and Kenneth Jannot, Jr. have both been teachers all their working lives, serving in various community colleges in the region and in the public school system of this state.
They have witnessed first hand the damage caused by the severe cutbacks to the schools that serve the children of the working class.
These cutbacks, imposed by both of the big parties, are sacrificing a whole generation of youth, condemning them to reach adulthood without an adequate education.
Ken and Mary Anne both stand for a working class policy, one through which public money — the tax money we pay — goes to fully fund the public services we need for a decent life, including the schools. They both stand for a policy which would spend public money on education, instead of wasting it on wars and bailing out the banks.