On Education


Education is the great equalizer and the greatest investment we can make in our children and our economy. Our public schools have been hampered by No Child Left Behind and the narrow view of standardized testing as the sole determinant of student and teacher performance. MCAS is but one measure of student and school quality and we must broaden our definition and blueprint for attaining educational excellence.

We need smaller class sizes and longer school days in order to prepare our children to be competitive in a global economy. Just as we must make the education of our children a top priority, we must also address the challenges and opportunities brought on by our aging population. Keeping older workers engaged in the workforce through job re-training and as mentors is of benefit to our economy. And of course, we need the state to increase its contribution to school funding – a contribution that has been badly eroded and leaves cities and towns wrestling with property tax battles.

  • Reduce class size and increase the number of learning hours for children through changes in the traditional school calendar;
  • Expand the number of trained college counselors working in our public high schools to help more students achieve college readiness;
  • Invest in our Community College system as the hub for affordable higher education and job re-training and expand Bristol Community College's Attleboro campus to meet the needs of a growing Life Science industry.


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Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley (precincts B, F & G), Wrentham

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