One of the most important responsibilities we have as active citizens is to ensure our children, and students of all ages, have access to a productive, safe, and high-quality education.
Whether in Brockton or in pursuit of furthering his own education, Jean knows that being part of a community means being an ally for all our students. Born in Haiti, then immigrating to the United States just over six years ago, Jean has first-hand experience with ESL (English as a Second Language) programs, and recognizes the importance of their expansion, and of the city’s support for them. If elected Mayor, Jean will create and implement new programs that support Brockton’s diversifying population. He will take the lead in developing a city-wide informational campaign, showing residents the growing importance of ESL programs in our community, the accessibility of existing programs, and that a diverse, multilingual city is a successful city.
Encouraging and accepting our City’s diverse student population is vital to our educational progress. Jean is, and will continue to be, an advocate for an educational leadership team throughout the City that reflects our student body.
Improving all aspects of our student’s lives is something Jean truly believes in. He will work hard to develop new and engaging after-school programs that meet the interests of our students, and that provide productive activities outside the classroom that encourage students to become engaged, active city residents. These programs not only enrich students’ academic experience, but assists working families.
Jean will work with the School Committee and school administrators to expand access to quality educational programming to students and families. Our school system serves a diverse community of learners – children of all abilities, backgrounds and languages. It is imperative that we ensure equity in programming, from special education and bilingual education to programs for advanced learners.
Jean believes we must remain committed to supporting quality arts and athletic programs, as well, because we want our Brockton students to have a well-rounded and rich learning experience. He will work with our school leaders to provide additional supports and outreach to parents, because if parents are our students’ first teachers, they need the knowledge to support classroom learning at home.