7. What would you do to ensure that every school in the city has the resources to provide every student with a quality education that includes the arts?
Our current education system is a bloated bureaucracy that far too often fails to utilize funds on our children, our classrooms and the tools necessary. To eliminate this, we must streamline our education system to ensure funding is being utilized correctly. A direct line of communication between principals, administrators and the Office of the Chancellor must be put in place. We need to hear from every school regarding shortfalls and failures so we can address them quickly and efficiently. Budget reports must be analyzed to ensure proper, responsible spending. Parent leaders will have a voice in my administration so they can attest to what is needed and what is not being addressed. Accountability from the Chancellor to the Mayor’s Office is essential.