On June 5, the candidates for the seat in the 19th Assembly district gathered for a candidate forum, and candidate Sara Geenen highlighted her focus on ensuring that all children have access to high-quality education.
Here’s more, via press release.
Sara Geenen highlighted her focus on ensuring that high-quality public education is available to all children during the 19th Assembly District Candidate Forum on Thursday, June 5, stating that the quality of a child’s education shouldn’t depend on his or her zip code. Geenen acknowledged that as a mother to two young children, she understands that parents want their children to receive the best education possible but noted that the voucher system doesn’t provide children a better education than our public schools and that the voucher system doesn’t address the many factors that affect educational outcomes and opportunity.
Geenen stated that the “approach to improving public education needs to be comprehensive” and disapproved of “corporations profiting off of the education business at the expense of our children.” She also expressed concern that many young families move to neighboring suburbs out of concern for their children’s education, moves that create instability for everyone in our community.
An attorney at The Previant Law Firm, Geenen cited her advocacy and negotiation experience as tools that will allow her to effectively stand up for and speak out on behalf of the 19th Assembly District.