REPRESENTATIVE, District 136
We must increase the state’s share of funding to at least 50 percent, which will improve the quality of our classrooms and help retain skilled education professionals. We also need to ensure our class sizes are reduced to pre-budget cut levels and that our classrooms are modern and fully supplied. In addition, we must move away from high stakes testing and focus on teaching and preparing our students to enter the workforce or continue their education. I will oppose voucher schemes. Last, we must reform our school funding method so that it is not overly burdensome on local property tax payers.