In the words of social justice leader, Frederick Douglass, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”. Our public school system is the foundation upon which our students build their dreams, talents, and preparedness for life. This is why we must focus on quality early childhood education, ensuring all students participate in Pre-K.
A strong start also means students are ready to learn and engage in the classroom. We must ensure ALL our students, with a special focus on English Language Learners, are ready to succeed at the earliest and most critical benchmarks in 3rd grade reading.