David was shaped by the public schools in the 81st Legislative District. He understands the paramount importance of a quality public education system. Our system should feature a student-centered view of education with its highest priority to serve students so they are able to succeed academically.
The State of Illinois needs to fulfill its commitment to students and provide schools with the resources to create effective learning environments. Democrats have pushed a new formula for funding education that would punish our schools here in the 81st Legislative District by removing their funding. David would only support a new formula that is good for our local schools and does not punish schools with strong academic results and fiscal discipline. Additionally, relieving school districts from unfunded mandates could contribute to our solution by reducing costs of providing education and allowing more time for students to actually be taught by our teachers.