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Student and parental choice must be the center of any education policy.

We need to ensure that children are being educated in their school classrooms. Students were given the tremendous burden of remote learning away from their classrooms and distanced from their teachers and peers. Many now suffer from lack of social skills and learning loss. 

During the pandemic parents had a front row seat in their children’s remote education and led the way by protesting during Board of Education meetings.  When parents demanded answers, they were villainized, rather than brought in as partners in a constructive conversation about closing the learning, social and emotional gaps caused by the pandemic protocols.

The role of educators is to help develop curious and thoughtful minds. That contract has been broken throughout the country – including at the Cos Cob Elementary School in Fairfield County – which shows the attempts of administrators to indoctrinate, rather than educate our children. 

As your next Congresswoman, I will support parents in their fundamental right to know what and how their children are being taught in the classroom.