“I know what change looks like, because I fought for it. You have, too. And after all we’ve been through together, we sure as heck can’t give up now.
Change is a country where Americans of every age have the skills and education that good jobs now require. And government can’t do this alone, but don’t tell me that hiring more teachers won’t help this economy grow, or help young people compete. Don’t tell me that students who can’t afford college should just borrow money from their parents. That wasn’t an option for me, and I’ll bet it wasn’t an option for a whole lot of you.
We shouldn’t be ending college tax credits to pay for millionaires’ tax cuts; we should be making college more affordable for everyone who’s willing to work for it. We should recruit 100,000 math and science teachers so that high-tech, high-wage jobs aren’t created in China, they’re created right here in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
We should work with community colleges to train another two million Americans with skills that businesses are looking for right now. That’s my plan for the future. That’s what change is. That’s the America we’re fighting for in this election.”