It is no secret that a strong education system leads to a safer community where people want to live, jobs develop and businesses thrive. I am a proud graduate of York College of PA and earned a graduate degree at Penn State. The current model of educational funding in PA is broken. The Corbett Administration has further reduced education funding and forced local school districts to increase property taxes. We need a new approach to fund education. We need to ensure all students receive a quality and equitable educational experience. It is time for PA to invest in Pre-K and early learning education. Education is an investment in the future success of our kids. Education is a fundamental right and if we strengthen and properly fund the system, it will lead to safer streets and better jobs and a more prosperous York County.