Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing to spend an extra $1 trillion over a decade to improve early education. 

The plan, released Saturday morning, proposes how the South Bend Mayor would improve pre-K and K-12 education in America. Details include investing in childcare to improving teacher pay.

“Far from putting our kids on a level playing field, America’s education system takes already vast disparities and makes them worse,” Buttigieg noted in a press release. “Some children sit in air-conditioned classrooms and spend one-on-one time with teachers who can give them the mentorship they need to thrive, other children sit in overcrowded, overheated classrooms where their teachers never get to know them well enough to realize what they are capable of.”

Research has found that overheated classrooms inhibit learning, and minority students

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