I would drastically increase educational expenditure to fight poverty. Poverty is predictable based upon governmental policies. According to a regression analysis done by me, approx. sixty per cent (60%) of a nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is explained by the nation’s per cent of GDP per capita spent on education. Based upon my personal experience also, generally a college professor makes more income than a farm worker. I favor the Scotland Plan. In Scotland, a public university student has all tuition paid by the government; the United States should follow that Scotland Plan with fuller funding of college education by the government in the United States.
This country needs an improved G.I. Bill for veterans returning from the Gulf Wars. G. I. Bills have been helpful for full-time soldiers, sailors, and marines. We need a G.I. Bill that extends college, trade school, and technical school expense payments by the U.S. Government to cover the National Guard members who are veterans of the wars we have fought in Iraq and Kuwait, and such wars that may involve us in the near future, although they have had irregular tours of duty.
Increased Federal funding of adult education is desirable, because trade schools and technical job training help raise people from poverty, and increase incomes and ability to pay taxes as people prepare for the higher paying jobs of the future.
Immigration should be more selective. People with special educational qualifications should have special immigration quotas.