Education

My Beliefs

  • A strong education system is critical to Marylandís future

  • Students need a safe environment conducive to learning

  • Local government should have more control over curriculum and funding decisions

  • St Maryís County is doing a outstanding job of efficiently using educational resources

My Accomplishments

  • Strongly advocated for St Maryís Countyís school funding requests; helped secure over $15 million for public school construction projects

  • Supported the Safe to Learn Act which will improve security in Maryland schools--amended law to require colleges and universities to conduct crisis drills

  • Supported constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, will require Maryland to use 100% of gaming revenue to supplement education funding

My Plans

  • Support school board plans to increase the number of psychologists and mental health counselors in St Maryís schools

  • Empower school to get bad actors out of classroom so they donít keep other students from learning

  • Push to allow CSM to offer 4-year degrees in select areas

  • Continue fighting to push control of education down to the local level