Our public schools represent our nation’s commitment to helping all children dream their dreams and achieve them. A high-quality public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right, without which none of our other rights can be fully realized.
I will reclaim the promise of public education—not as it is today or as it was in the past, but as we imagine it for our children—to fulfill our collective obligation to help all children succeed.
I will reclaim the promise to fight for neighborhood public schools that are safe, welcoming places for teaching and learning.
I will reclaim the promise to ensure that teachers and school staff are well-prepared, are supported, have small class sizes, and have time to collaborate so they can meet the individual needs of every child.
I will reclaim the promise to make sure our children have an engaging curriculum that includes art, music and physical education.
I will reclaim the promise to ensure that children have access to wraparound services to meet their emotional, social and health needs.
I will reclaim the promise of public education for all children.