I am the son of a lifelong educator (who was an administrator for over 11 years at Montgomery College!) and my wife and I have just recently welcomed our own son, Lucas, into the world, so I have a keen interest in the quality of education every student receives.
Maryland’s schools are among the best in the nation. Though there is much room for improvement, especially in the achievement gap between students from affluent and poor families, our schools remain a shining example of success.
In order to continue that success, education policy and funding must remain the top priority of our state government. Toward that end, I agree with the conclusions of the report prepared for the Kirwan Commission in 2016, and the vision it lays out, including universal pre-k, more teachers for smaller class size, and more support staff.
Our educators are one of the vital pillars of our community and as your delegate, I pledge to do everything in my power to make sure Montgomery County receives state funding so we can protect our public school teachers’ step increases and ensure they have access to quality health care.