Matt grew up in a family with a number of teachers, and is a strong proponent of high-quality public education. As a product of public schools and a parent of kids in public schools, he knows first-hand how public schools help to produce community and opportunities for our families. He believes that government resources should not be going to private or for-profit education institutions, and that funding for public education needs to be increased. We also can’t let Title IX be rolled back in ways that make it harder for victims of sexual assault to seek justice. In addition to being a strong supporter of teachers and K-12 schools, Matt also places a high value on quality early childhood education. Matt knows that not all learning is done in an educational setting. Vocational education, job training programs, and apprenticeships must also be strengthened for people who decide not to obtain a four-year degree or for those who have lost a job or are seeking a new line of work. Matt graduated medical school with $250,000 of educational debt, which he is still paying off, and believes strongly that we need to expand opportunities for student loan restructuring and forgiveness through community service. Young people coming out of college should be incentivized to make a difference in their communities, and not just to make a dollar.