Supporting Schools That Work for Our Children and Our Country
Nothing is more important to Long Islanders than good education for our children, and nothing is more important for our country’s future than preparing America’s children to compete in a global economy.
President Obama’s education agenda calls for greater reform and accountability, coupled with providing the resources needed for our children to succeed. Its goals span the age spectrum from getting children ready to enter kindergarten to reducing the high school dropout rate to making college affordable to all Americans.
On Long Island, we face a challenging balancing act: maintaining the excellence that made our schools national models while relieving the burdens of some of the highest property taxes in the country. The weakened economy makes achieving this balance critical.
Yes We Can! Long Island wants our schools to get the support they need so our children will succeed without subjecting homeowners to undue burdens.