Investing in our Schools

Every child deserves the chance to learn in a safe environment that gives them the opportunity to thrive and to reach their potential.

I fully support giving our schools and teachers the funding they need. We also need to fairly compensate our teachers and bring our school facilities and educational technology into the 21st century. I will address overcrowding so that our teachers are not spread so thin that they cannot meet the needs of each student.

Studies also show that attending a high-quality pre-kindergarten program has a meaningful impact on childhood development. However, many families cannot afford preschool. I support a statewide pre-kindergarten program so that all children have access to preschool during this critical time period in child development.