All young people are deserving of a high quality education that prepares them to be successful in the workforce, in the community, and in life. Schools have a responsibility to develop the next generation of leaders, not test takers. Rhode Island needs a statewide school funding formula to ensure that all children have equitable access to high quality education. Schools must support young people not only academically but also by being safe places for social emotional growth both during the school day and after school time.
First Term Legislative Impact
Increased higher education funding by $4 million
Serves on the Commission to Study the Affordability and Accessibility of Public Higher Education in Rhode Island
Co-sponsored the Safe Schools Act to direct RIDE to create and implement statewide policy on cyberbullying prevention
Passed legislation to create the RI Family Engagement Advisory Council. The Council, composed of teachers, parents and administrators, will make recommendations on developing policies to make families more active in the life of their children's schools