As the son of career public school teachers, I believe in the power of public education. Investing in something like public education is an important strategy for long-term economic growth. There’s enough data to support that. My goal as your representative is to be a strong partner for the city to create more cost-effective educational choices for parents and families.
We owe it to our kids to make sure our public schools are properly funded. No child should be robbed of educational opportunities because of his or her ZIP code. That’s why I will fight the political fatigue in Hartford to push for an ECS funding formula that is actually fully funded, and that prioritizes best practices in public education without penalizing lower-income municipalities.
And it’s why I support the plan to build more classroom space in South Norwalk, so that hundreds of kids don’t have to be bussed around town to go to school—especially since the approved proposal includes a larger and more versatile playing field for children in the neighborhood. This will be the first public school built in Norwalk in almost 50 years. I just don’t know why anyone would not support that.
We need a State Representative who is going to be a tireless advocate for our schools and families in Norwalk. We have great students and excellent teachers in Norwalk, but we also have unique potential to do even better. Let’s do better, together.