STEM Education

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our nation’s youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, and math, including computer science—disciplines collectively known as STEM/CS. If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers can understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students’ skills, content knowledge, and literacy in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child’s zip code should not determine their STEM literacy and educational options.

Return to Basics In Education

Montgomery County Public Schools must be forced to return to learning basic education. Focus on reading, writing, math, and science. Our kids will be competing in an even more competitive world. They must be armed with the basics to prepare for college and/or the workforce. That is achieved by teaching basic skills to be successful which are reading, writing, math, and science. There is no room for Critical Race Theory (CRT) in MCPS. Focus should be sole on the basics in education (reading, writing, math, and science)

Charter Schools

Montgomery County needs Charter Schools. We need to offer solutions for all children, a child’s zip code should not determine whether their child will succeed or fail. A child should not be condemned to attend a failing MCPS school. Parents need choices in education.

Charter schools have been successful everywhere they have been implemented. The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has over 80 Charter schools for their city residents. Studies have shown over 80% of charter school students go on to college, and of those over 70% outperform public school and private school kids in college. In the worst neighborhoods of Philadelphia, less than 10% of public school students go on to college, while charter schools in the same neighborhoods have an over 80% college attendance rate.

Charter schools work, and for far too long MCEA and the County Council who are henpecked by the Montgomery County Education Association, National Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers. That is why there isn’t ONE SINGLE Charter School in Montgomery County.

School Choice

We must offer tax credits for parents who opt to make the sacrifice to send their kids to a parochial or private school. In addition, parents who home school their kids should also get tax relief. I will work with the state legislator and Governor to pass tax incentives for choice in education.