Creating Great Public Schools

A good education has the power to unlock a child’s future.

When I was growing up, my mom and I didn’t have much money – neither did our community. But, our public schools were good enough for me to get the education I needed to go to college, then law school.  I knew I had the opportunity to learn, to grow, and to follow my dreams.  

Today, I worry that kids in the 4th District, and across Illinois, won’t have the same opportunities I had.  That’s why I spent years volunteering as a Community Representative on the Local School Council of Jose de Diego Community Academy in my neighborhood. Through that experience, I saw once again the incredible impact that a strong neighborhood school can have on students, their parents, and our entire community.

I believe that strong local schools are an essential building block of thriving neighborhoods and the key to keeping Chicago and Illinois competitive.  As your State Representative, I will work with families, neighborhood organizations, business groups, teachers, administrators, unions and CPS officials to develop collaborative relationships that will make sure our children have access to the great schools they deserve.  

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