The State of Delaware has a responsibility to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to quality education. While we rightly hold up our successes, we also have a great deal of work ahead of us to ensure a standard of equity is met.
Poverty, family circumstances, limited access to health care, and other social supports have a substantial impact on a student’s ability to learn and thrive. These are realities that students, families, teachers, and principals address daily.
Senate Bill 148, which I co-sponsored, established the Redding Consortium, which will help us find the best ways to improve educational equity and improve outcomes in Wilmington and New Castle County. I look forward to hearing the Consortium’s recommendations for how we can best provide a quality education for every child in our state.
Our Delaware educators are heroes. We must to support them with the staff and materials required to provide the educational experience our children deserve.