Dem gov candidate Cooney unveils education plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Cooney Thursday unveiled his education plan, which calls for more spending on public schools and state colleges, state funding for preschool, and steps to reduce student debt.

Cooney also said at a Missoula news conference that he wants to expand career and technical education in high school and middle schools.

“Now more than ever we must be close partners protecting the health and safety of Montana’s students and teachers, while ensuring our kids are receiving the highest-quality education to set them up for future success,” Cooney said.