Experience: Member IATSE; Founder; Fort Vancouver TV,
Public Access of Vancouver Washington
Education: ESH class of 1981
Community Service: ~ Bernie Progressive Caucus leader; historian
Statement: I am a lifelong Evergreen School District resident. We said 50 years
ago is that every kid in this country should be able to get a high school
education regardless of the income of their family. School voucher programs are
generally funded by state governments and offer parents reimbursements for the
amount that it would cost to educate their children in public school to be used
towards private school tuition. I argue that vouchers funnel public funds into
private and religious institutions.
I strongly opposed to any voucher system that would re-direct public
education dollars to private schools, including through the use of tax credits.
I do not oppose charter schools, but seek to ensure that they are run in
ways that benefit the students. As all children deserve a quality
education, affordable healthcare, affordable childcare, & access to
Reduce class size: Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3;
Do away with fill-in-the-bubble standardized tests; Education begins before age
4 or 5; Quality affordable education, from child care to higher ed.
Anyone who comes forward and says "cut
education", is moving us in exactly the wrong direction.