Democratic Congressional candidate Kevin Gaither is seeking to unseat longtime Republican incumbent John Shimkus in Illinois’ 15th Congressional District in the upcoming November election. As he gets out and meets people across the large 15th district, Gaither says one thing that he hears concerns about is early childhood education. Looking at the education situation in the state, Gaither says he would like to see the federal level taking a bigger role in setting a foundation for education.
Gaither says looking at smaller class sizes in schools need to start all the way down at the kindergarten level.
Gaither has also singled out student loan reforms as an important part of his education campaign platform citing the growing amount of student loan debt that currently stands in the area of $1.3 trillion.