State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
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Brostoff Releases Position Paper on the Future of Education in Wisconsin

Brostoff is endorsed by more school board members than any in the race

By - Jun 12th, 2014 11:34 am

MILWAUKEE – Following a June 5th candidate forum, Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for the 19th Assembly District candidate, released his position paper today on strengthening our state’s public education system.

“Education was a contentious topic at last week’s Candidate Townhall and, given several major disagreements between some of the candidates, the release of this position paper will give members of the community a better perspective on how I want to improve our neighborhood schools.”

Brostoff, endorsed by more school board members than any candidate in the race, is supported by Milwaukee Board of School Directors Vice President Meagan Holman, Director Mark Sain, Director Claire Zautke, in addition to Greenfield School Board Directors Robert Hansen and Rick Moze.

“One of my top priorities is to reinvest in public education in Wisconsin. The state should be investing more in our public school system; our children’s success dictates whether or not we succeed.”

“In order to improve our public schools, we must first eliminate the failed and costly school voucher program. Through our current budget flaw, we are siphoning money from our public education system and it is time that we level the educational playing field in our communities.”

“Secondly, I think it is important to implement universal K-­3 education programs. Pre-K education programs promote health, nutrition and parent involvement services, enrich family relationships, foster physical and emotional well­-being and help develop strong cognitive skills.”

“Smaller class sizes are also effective in allowing students to get the individualized attention they deserve as well as in raising achievement levels, especially for our most at-risk kids.”

“Finally, we need to encourage greater community engagement to build partnerships that can develop the broad-based support and collaboration our children need.”

“To create lasting success in education, we need to elect a legislator that is a strong advocate for defending and improving our public education system. By enacting my proposed changes, Wisconsin’s education system can get back to providing our children with all the necessary tools to succeed in school and in life.”

Jonathan Brostoff is the District Director for Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and is currently on a leave of absence to run for State Assembly in District 19. A longtime resident and community leader in the District, Brostoff is dedicated to bringing effective, progressive leadership to the state legislature.

View Jonathan Brostoff’s position paper on education at http://bit.ly/BrostoffEducation!

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