Candidate for U.S. Congress unveils education plan

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) One of the Democratic primary candidates for Scott Tipton's seat has a plan to ban assault weapons altogether. He recently unveiled it in his education plan.

Karl Hanlon is a candidate for U.S. Congress and says his education plan covers big issues facing school districts across the 3rd Congressional district.

He plans to tackle issues like improving access to community college, opposing cuts to public education and solving a shortage in teachers.

His plan to address teacher shortage is to give students a four-year scholarship to college in return they serve their state.

“So that four for six to get into teachers into our rural disadvantaged school districts would be a way to start helping relieve that loss of teachers that we have all across the country but especially here in our third congressional district,” said Hanlon.

Once a teacher graduates, they have to work at a rural school district or low-income one for six years.

Hanlon is going up against former state representative Diane Mitsch Bush and Arn Menconi, a 2016 candidate for U.S. Senate for the Green Party.

Whoever advances from there will face Tipton in the general election in November.

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