I support vocational training and expanding STEM curriculum in public schools to better prepare students for the over 10k STEM job openings in NYC that are currently unfilled year after year. I will push for a financial literacy program to educate students how to balance a checking account, plan for long term investments and teach them about things like student loans.
It is vital that we increase funding for school construction in the district and I am calling for better planning by the Department of Education to relieve overcrowding, and to eliminate kindergarten waitlists. Further, I will work to expand the number of available universal pre-k seats in District 4. I also believe we need better accountability and oversight for the NYC Department of Education to ensure the budget process is truly transparent to the city, including mandatory budget reporting to NYC Open Data.