I grew up in a middle class family and am the son of educators. I am the product of a quality public education, and it allowed me to attend one of the best public universities in the world for both of my degrees. Without my public education, I don’t know if I would have been able to build the life I’ve built with my family.

I know that a first-rate education is the key to all Americans having an equal opportunity to succeed.

In Washington, too many politicians see education as a game of numbers where test scores are all that matter. Washington needs to empower educators to teach students, and fund programs that will help build a strong local workforce, and in turn, a strong local economy.

We need to prepare all of our kids to go out into the world and succeed. That’s why I support increased funding for our public schools, and in Congress I will make sure that all students–whether they go to college or choose to learn a trade–have access to an excellent education.

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