The key to expanding opportunity is to provide every child with a strong foundation of education. I will make education my top priority. We should have a fully qualified teacher in every classroom. Every failing school should be turned around - or shut down and reopened under new leadership. We should ensure that no high school student graduates unless they have mastered the basics. Parents in the district ought to be able to choose the best public school for their children. Every student should be computer literate. Every child should learn in a safe, modern classroom with the most up-to-date technology. The achievement gap between students that reside in the 186th legislative district and the rest of Pennsylvania's students should be eliminated. We will no longer tolerate mediocrity.
As a State Representative, I will fight to ensure that all children, regardless of their parents income or zip code will receive a high quality education. Whether the educational model is traditional public, public-charter, private, cyber or home school education, a parent should have the right to choose what is best for his or her child. We MUST have accountability across the board for our schools and we can no longer allow low-performing and or violent schools to continue to fail our students.