I strongly believe in public education and want to make sure it’s adequately funded for ALL students.
In Annapolis, I will work for better school facilities, optimal student-to-teacher ratios, and the resources that special needs students deserve. I also want to address the shortage of teachers and education professionals. We need to ensure that good teachers do not leave the school system. We hear about violence in schools and other behavioral problems; we can address this with an adequate number of therapists and counselors in schools and manageable classroom sizes.
High out-of-teacher-pocket spending is symptomatic of systematic underfunding of school systems. Read my op-ed “Voluntary funding efforts are worthwhile, but Baltimore County schools need more support from state.”