Did you know that our city still has high schools where less than 75% of the students graduate? It seems that so often both parties have no interest in investing in the future of our country and city. Every year, the national budget cuts out education funding with blatant disregard.

As a city, we have to take a stand to make sure that our children will always come first. This has to come in the form of investing in and creating more programs that will help our city’s children succeed. I plan on visiting a number of success story schools from around the country to see how they made significant change in their school’s quality of education and put together a strategy that will work.

To do this, I will put forward initiatives that aid our teachers and community leaders which will allow them to have increased resources to invest in the children they teach so that the kids are excited to be in school and have a positive outlook on the future.