“When it comes to education, the most important thing we can do is expand access to pre-K. We need to get that done, even if it means rearranging some of our priorities. Studies have shown that if you can get a child reading at the appropriate level by 3rd grade, then he or she is more likely to graduate high school." --Andrew Jones
Andrew firmly believes that we must expand access to Pre-K. Studies have shown that this is the most learning-critical time in a child's life. We must accomplish this by rearranging our priorities, not through new taxes.
Schools work better when local school boards, parents, and teachers can make most of the decisions for our students- not Montgomery or D.C. politicians. Andrew will continue to work to give our local school boards more flexibility and decision-making power.
Students at even the smallest schools deserve to have access to electives and advanced courses that will prepare them for college or entering the workforce. Andrew is a big supporter of distance learning, vocational programs, and advocates for the availability of dual enrollment and AP courses.