When Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris came forward in her race against Steve Cooley for the attorney general of California, everyone had high hopes from her. But, after she announced her presidential campaign, she did not seem to offer any fresh policy, instead introduced a policy that might negatively impact the economic growth of the country.
On Tuesday, Californian Sen. Harris introduced “Family Friendly Schools Act” with an aim to extend school time to 10 hours daily, in a vile attempt to boost her campaign and her ranking in polls, especially ahead of the fifth Democratic debate.
The policy introduced by the Democratic hopeful is said to force the schools in introducing new activities which may heavily impact the daily life of teachers, leading to hike in salary of every school department associated with the activities, causing further burden on the treasury.
Moreover, aside from impacting the economic growth of the country, the act, if enacted, will send the student life in chaos as the students would continuously try to balance out the school life and outside life.
What would be the impact of Family Friendly Schools Act on US Economy?
The recently introduced “Family Friendly Schools Act” by trailing Democratic hopeful, will increase the burden by at least one trillion or more on the country’s economy. Also, it might lead to increased instances of corruption. Additionally, prioritizing the schools on providing the funding might be entirely biased, instead of depending upon the need of schools.
The country’s economic growth has further fazed due to the splendid efforts of the current government. Those efforts resulted in a deteriorating trade war with China, heightened tensions in the Gulf region and anxiety over the current situation, the global economy is in.
Even though Harris related the reason for releasing such policy with hard childhood she had, the campaign aides of the Democratic hopeful should know better before releasing such policies and work on policies that boost the country’s economy, instead of impeding it.
Even though the government has claimed otherwise, some reports show that the GDP growth has slowed to 2.1 percent in the second quarter from 3.1 percent in the first quarter. The key worrisome facts on worsening economic growth are that it is much lower than the 5.5 percent achieved in the second quarter of 2014 during the Obama presidency.
The reports show that despite the technological advancement and better foreign relations, the country has achieved a lower economic growth than the GDP growth in the 1950s and 1960s.
Since, Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris is trailing in the race of the Presidential primaries in fifth position, it won’t be wrong to consider the possibility that she might introduce more policies that people love, without considering its impact on the US economy.
On the other hand, the American Federation of Teachers union and the National Women’s Law Center have come out in support of the policy. However, a deep analysis of the “Family Friendly Schools Act” might even reveal the extent it might have on the economic growth of the country, disclosing how fit Harris is to be the President?