Lawmakers Working Hard for Better Education for Our Kids

Many are wondering what has happened to education in America. Working families in small communities can’t afford the soaring costs of tuition, room, and board when it comes to college.

That is holding our children back, because a high school diploma is no longer sufficient. This does not need to be the case. Our lawmakers must work harder to make sure that every youngster has a chance.

Justin JD Rossetti, says, “Every child has a right to a free public education. That is a cornerstone of our great democratic experiment in the United States.”

Our children and grandchildren are entitled to a fair chance at the top employment in the world. That involves ensuring that our children have an equal opportunity to receive a world-class education.

Because the system is rigged today, the odds are set against certain children from the start. For instance, in public schools, students from wealthier zip codes receive a superior education. Our school finance structure is unjust and unlawful, according to the California Supreme Court.

It’s wrong for young boys and girls from Aberdeen, Longview, and Raymond to receive a lesser education merely because of where they live, just as it was wrong for schools in the South to deny innocent black boys and girls the same education as white students.

“A coalition of Democratic and Republican senators attempted to bring attention to this issue and assist in the resolution of one of the most serious issues. Local levies can be passed to assist schools in school districts with high property values, particularly commercial sites,” adds Justin JD Rossetti.

Rep. JD Rossetti (D-Longview) is a small business owner, school board director and youth baseball coach who lives in Longview with his wife and three boys.