Senator Rand Raul was at WKU again this week, this time at the Glasgow campus to talk education and the economy. Faculty and students voiced their concern about issues with our education system.
"They don't know their American history, they don't understand their rights, they don't understand the constitution as well as well as they should, they don't know how to write well, they don't speak well. They have just not been taught as well," says History Professor Jennifer Hanley.
Hanley says it's not a problem with teachers but a problem with funding.
Senator Paul says hearing issues like this is why he makes college stops.
"I think it is important for students to know what their government is doing to them and for them because they are going to try and get jobs as they graduate," says Senator Rand Paul.
While many agree jobs are an issue they say education is the key to future success. WKU-Glasgow has seen an increase in recent years of students returning who are searching for a new career.
"Certainly our students have encountered a number of challenges coming back to school. We have a large population on the Glasgow campus of non-traditional students," says Campus Director Sally Ray.
Senator Paul says a change is needed to ensure that those learning in the classroom have a job waiting for them outside. After he spoke with students he also met with community leaders to hear their concerns, which again focused on jobs.
"I think people are tired of having so many people unemployed, 23 million people out of work and what the President has been proposing doesn't seem to be working. Gas prices have doubled, food costs are on the rise, a massive deficient," says Senator Paul.
The senator says with the performance of Mitt Romney in recent debates our country may see a change.