Great teachers are the key to our children’s success, which is why we must ensure that our teachers are paid competitive salaries that reflect our deep appreciation to these outstanding public servants. Too often our teachers are forced to “teach to the test,” which is why I strongly support the SOL reforms that were passed in the House of Delegates last year (HB930).
I will fight to protect and expand education funding so we can begin to tackle the issues of overcrowding and larger class sizes currently facing Arlington and Fairfax County Public Schools. I also believe that the ability to attend college should not be solely dictated by a student’s financial situation, which is why I am working to expand opportunities for post-secondary education. This includes increasing investments in our outstanding community colleges.
I was honored to be named "Rookie of the Year" by the Virginia Education Association for my record on education issues in my first term in the General Assembly.
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