I’ve seen the struggles of the public school system first hand, going to them my whole life varying between both charter and non-charter. Even in a well-established and thriving city such as Fort Collins, with plenty of good high schools to choose from. I have seen a downfall in the quality of teaching, resources, internal motivation among students, beneficial curriculum and poor wages among staff. The public school system, especially among lower income areas, is broken. I have been fortunate enough to be enrolled in schools with proper resources, and good teachers within charter schools. When I transitioned to regular public schools it became evident that there are many problems that need to be looked at. I think it should start with the hiring of very qualified teachers that have the desire to ignite change within young impressionable students while being played over $70,000 a year.