We need to strengthen our public education system. Investment in public education is not only essential to the individual receiving it, but it is also essential to the economic development and future prosperity of our state.
We need to support teachers and work collaboratively with them to improve education inRhode Island.
I support a focus on early education. I have been involved with BabySteps a local program for families to educate them on the benefits of early reading and play activities for their children from birth on up to pre school age.
We also need to ensure our public schools include enrichment programs and embrace the arts including dance, music, theatre and the arts in our schools to foster and a culture of learning and a love of inquiry.
Vocational programs and agriculture courses and programs should be encouraged in our high schools and universities.PortsmouthandMiddletow nare known for their farmland and farming operations.