The blame game has failed along with patching the issue with money. It is time to rebuild. After 15 years, a funding formula is finally in place, but we still have a long way to go before Rhode Island’s education system reaches the caliber our children deserve and our educators are capable of delivering.

Our students have underperformed for far too long. Our state’s colleges and universities are among the best in the nation and the world. Yet, the better portion of our student population has neither access nor the academic aptitude for admission. This is simply unacceptable. We aim to promote a mutually enriching dynamic between university and high school students in District 58 as well as statewide, through community partnerships, mentor programs and merit-based college incentive initiatives with said institutions.

Teachers must be provided with the proper tools, training and personal development to perform to the standard that once made American education the envy of the world and produce the results that are expected. They must also be held to the highest standards to ensure our children’s continued success.

It truly takes a village to raise a child. That includes parental engagement, comprehensive afterschool programs and community service. We are active stakeholders in our children’s education. Our furthered investment in them lays the foundation of a bright future for our state.

  • Support creative solutions and rigorous curricula throughout the District.
  • Support partnerships with Rhode Island’s elite higher education institutions to encourage college attendance.
  • Support and build upon the success of charter schools in an effort to bolster K-12 education statewide.
  • Explore streams of funding for extracurricular activities and expansion of subject-specific tutor programs.
  • Forge partnerships with Members of the School Committee, educators, parents and students in order to address concerns as they arise and adapt accordingly to each challenge.

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