As your State Senator, I will:
-work to bring the public and private sector together to consider the best and proven practices for an enhanced public education system.
-seek out the best and the brightest to come together with new ideas and solid solutions.
-ensure that our state receives it's fair share of funding for Head Start. Early childhood education has time and time again shown to be the biggest return on investment in public spending.
-seek funding for after school programs. There are many math and science curriculum that have been utilized in other schools across the nation promoting math and science to our students so that we can compete internationally. These programs when used even in schools of high poverty districts have shown to be a huge success. We must incorporate after school programs to give our kids an equal footing.
-continue to push to invest in higher education. It is not the time for our children to become discouraged in their higher education goals. We must insist that FAFSA remains an attainable path for students in their college endeavors.