Ames Middle Highschool in Iowa was the center of the activity that was participated by students, faculty members and two key Senatorial candidates vying for a position at the Senate. The speech centers on the respective candidates platforms and political campaign that has direct impact on schools, colleges and universities.
The first candidate was forwarded with the question relating to the campus security considering the increasing number of crimes committed within school premises. This is a pressing concern given so many incidents where students themselves can enter the school grounds possessing weapons. The speaker did not give a very solid answer to this question but instead credited the schools policy for preventing the further blowing up of the problem. While the speaker did talk about the importance of ensuring the safety in educational institutions, she failed to layout actual measures and programs that would solve the issues. It is imperative that the legislature be created to address this issue and not simply rely on the problem to the schools. The existing school policies are not enough and do not exactly serve as a deterrent that would prevent criminals from targeting schools as the subject of their criminal activities.
On the other hand, the program of Democrat’s bet centers on reforming the existing educational system and policies that have been proven ineffective. When asked about any specific platform, the candidate focused on the budget allotted to public and private schools within the state of Iowa. The candidate addresses the need to enhance the curriculum and offers attractive salary and benefits to teachers for the services they render to the development of young minds who will eventually become the leaders of the community. It is the earnest interest of this candidate that sufficient attention should be given to education because it will continue the sustainability plan that the current leaders have for the nation.