Investing in Education

I was able to fulfill my American Dream because of the affordable,
top-quality education I received. I want to share
this opportunity with all other Americans.
While teaching in Long Island public schools for over 30 years,
I mentored students and educators to make informed political and personal choices.

I will:

- Provide affordable education and training for our workforce

- Discontinue privatized testing

- Create new "Poor Man's Ivy League" colleges with free tuition for high achievers

- Support tuition-free community colleges and technical training

- Emphasize support for apprenticeship programs

- Prevent teachers from having to carry weapons

- Protect students by banning assault weapons and passing common sense gun reform

I have:

- Made education the first step in dealing with drug abuse

- Served as former chairperson of the Education and Youth Committee

- Secured affordable childcare by passing EARNS program

- Sponsored programs to educate and retain childcare providers

- Combatted teen pregnancy through the Teen Pregnancy Task Force, which supported and educated young women at risk

- Taught at and supported public schools on Long Island for over 30 years (see corresponding awards)