A good education changed my life. When I came to the United States I could not speak English, and now I am running for Mayor. This was in part made possible through the Brockton education system. My teachers at Massasoit Community College helped make my dreams possible. I believe education opened the door of opportunity for me to live the American Dream.
As mayor, I want to focus on the education of children. The teachers and staff are what make this system great and enable our youth to reach their full potential. Their importance truly cannot be understated. One of my priorities will be to advocate aggressively for more increased funding for schools at city and state levels to help fund smaller class sizes, better ESL and after school programs as well as the English Language Program.
I will make it a priority to work in conjunction with our school district to create pathways to success for all students. I believe with a strong progressive policy and an increase to the education budget, we can pave the way for our students’ success.