Improving public education by putting students first
As a parent of two public-school educated children and being married to a public schoolteacher, I understand we need to support our teachers and improve our public schools. I believe students learn best when parents are empowered, innovation is welcomed and when we have spending accountability in our schools to make sure tax dollars need to go to the classroom. As your State Senator, I will support the concept of merit pay to reward good teachers and make it easier to remove bad teachers.
- Supported funding for after school programs for San jose at risk groups and YMCA programs to provide summer school in low income areas of the city.
- Collaborated with San Jose libraries and business leaders to create coding classes (5K Challenge) and free WIFI in lower income areas.
Supported the San Jose Promise program which provides free tuition to low income youth to attend junior college tuition free.
I am committed to listening to all sides and putting ideology and partisanship aside. If you disagree or have an idea to recommend, won’t you start a dialogue with me by entering your opinion or idea below? Your input is very valuable to me and I will read EVERY one of these messages.”