With three kids who have each learned, grown, and thrived in our public schools, I know that our students and educators need our full support. When I served on the Cheshire Town Council, I fought for a budget that ensured strong funding for public schools. We have an responsibility to our children and their future to invest in smart, effective education programs.
“Teaching to the test” and budget cuts at the local, state, and national levels, are failing our kids, our businesses, and our educators. We must insist on real results, but we have an obligation to ensuring our schools have the resources they need to prepare our kids to compete for 21st century jobs. That means incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education into our curriculums as well as developing a system of strong training at our technical high schools and at community colleges. It is the responsibility of all of us - parents, businesses leaders, elected officials, community leaders and educators alike - to build not only a strong foundation for our public schools, but also for our children and our workers to compete and thrive.
For more information on my work and views on education or to let me know your thoughts, questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
More on Education
A Senate amendment to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s (CT-05) bipartisan Women in Aerospace Education Act (H.R. 4254) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote earlier this afternoon. The Women in Aerospace Education Act first passed the House in December 2017 by a vote of 409 to 17, was amended and passed the Senate by unanimous consent in late September, 2018. The Women in Aerospace Education Act now awaits President Donald Trump’s signature.
On Monday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will visit Avon High School to meet with the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge, Jaya and Dheepa Hari.
Esty will join Michael Renkawitz, Principal of Avon High School, Jeanine Labrosse, Math Teacher at Avon High School, App Challenge judges Patrice Gans, Founder and Executive Director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior and Susan Auchincloss of Skills21 at EdEdvance, and the winner’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Hari.