We need to ensure that our children have access to the strongest educational curriculum possible so they may become the innovators and producers of our Commonwealth. Companies continue to examine the strength of a workforce by the strength of the educational opportunities available to them. By investing in our educational institutions at all levels, we can give graduates the skills necessary to becoming the innovators of the future. A strong local school system provides a consistent skilled workforce for new businesses looking to find a home in Norfolk.

I am committed to providing resources to our K-12 students, including opportunities for vocational and technical training to ensure they have the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Also, I am committed to ensuring that higher education in Virginia remains affordable for all students.