"As a proud graduate of public school..."
As a proud graduate of public school -- Alexandria Central School -- I understand the importance of public education and what it means for the futures and opportunities of our young people in the 23rd Congressional District. I will be an advocate to make sure we have students that are ready for the global economy and ready to compete in their chosen field. On the federal level, Congress is expected to debate No Child Left Behind Act this year. This law has some reforms I favor while in other areas it falls short. Debate will probably focus on a variety of topics, including the impact of testing on students, funding authorization amounts, and education for disabled students. I support measures that mandate accountability, but we all know that local school districts know best how to teach our next generation. I will work hard so that schools have flexibility to teach our children in the best manner and get them ready to compete in the national and international economy.