All good things must come to an end. Welcome to the final week of Broad + Liberty’s Candidate Spotlight Series!
Each week throughout the election season, we’ve reached out to candidates all across the Commonwealth up for election to public office — an equal number of Democrats and Republicans; incumbents and challengers. We’ve asked one question per week about public policy pressing to you. Those who chose to respond had their answers shared on our website. (Please see a special statement from the editors about unresponsive candidates.)
The twelfth and final installment of our series will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of our public education system. Our candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator have already weighed in. Let’s see what our candidates for Lt. Governor have to say.
This week’s question: What is the greatest strength and greatest weakness of our public education system, and what will you do when elected to address that weakness?
Austin Davis (D)
I know how important education is in creating opportunities for our children to succeed. I’m the proud product of the McKeesport public school district and my parents worked extremely hard to ensure my sister and I became first-generation college graduates.
Josh and I will make improving our education system a priority in Harrisburg and ensure every child has access to a quality education. We will fully fund our schools, put parents on the Board of Education, end our reliance on standardized tests, put a mental health counselor in every single school, and invest in vocational, technical, and computer training.
Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R)
Carrie Lewis DelRosso chose not to respond this week.
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