As an educator, I know strong schools are the backbone of a strong community, but we’ve asked ours to do too much with too little for far too long.

In the State Senate, I'll be a champion for all our students and the resources they need to thrive.

teacher salaries

In 2021, Virginia ranked dead last in the country for competitive teacher pay. Our public school teachers made 33% less than comparable college grads. Little wonder there were 3,300 vacant positions statewide when school started last fall.

critical support staff

Our teachers are hardly the only staff feeling stretched too thin. After the Great Recession, the General Assembly capped state funding for critical support staff a cap that continues to this day.

state support for public colleges

It's long past-time to overhaul Virginia's patchwork system of state college funding that leaves Virginia students shouldering costs well above the national average.

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