Strengthening Our Schools

Strong schools make strong communities, and every child deserves a quality public education. To succeed, traditional public schools need adequate funding, great teachers, quality instruction and extra-curricular opportunities. Instruction can’t simply include standardized testing, it also needs education in the arts, foreign languages, music and science. It is time we invest meaningfully in our traditional public schools, for the sake of our children and the future of our community. 

As our State Representative, Will...

  • Led a coalition to save Brentano Elementary from closure during the school closings

  • Authored HB306, a bill that provides a clear path for parents to opt their students out of standardized tests

  • Continues to fight for an elected representative school board in Chicago

  • Co-sponsored HB397, a bill that curtails the state charter commission ability to overrule local school districts and empowers communities to make their own decisions about charter school growth