I have seven children. Most of my children have excelled in school. One is a star athlete. Another has done very well academically. Another has Downs Syndrome. Because of this wide range in personal experience with the educational system, I understand the unique needs each child has. I have great respect for the educational system and will work to assure the schools have the resources they need to meet each child's needs. One of the biggest challenges the schools face is the large fluctuations in State aid that they receive each year. I will work to assure the schools a stable revenue stream that will, in turn, help them provide a stable environment.