D.J. Jordan Outlines Education Policy Priorities
Policy Principles Developed With Jordan’s Education Advisory Committee, Made Up of Parents, Teachers and Administrators
WOODBRIDGE, VA – As the school year begins across Prince William and Fauquier Counties, House of Delegates candidate, D.J. Jordan, today released a set of policy priorities designed to support Virginia teachers and expand opportunity for our children. The set of education principles represent months of collaborative conversations from an Education Advisory Committee that Jordan’s campaign assembled in January, made up of Prince William and Fauquier parents, teachers, and administrators. CLICK HERE to read the policy agenda.
“Education is one of the most important factors that leads to upward mobility and opportunity for families across Virginia,” said Jordan. “To help the next generation compete on a global stage, every child in Virginia deserves to have access to a high-quality education, no matter their family income or zip code. We must be a state that empowers families, local communities, and teachers to creatively tailor education to their students. I believe these education principles will help our children achieve their full potential.”
“As a public school parent and teacher, I know firsthand the challenges that our educators face everyday, and I am pleased that D.J. has spent a lot of time listening to our concerns,” said Kristine Bailey, Teacher, Ashland Elementary School. “It’s very important for our state to focus on teacher pay and retention, trades and vocational training, and college affordability. I’m glad D.J will work on these priorities if elected to represent us in Richmond.”
“I appreciate D.J.’s attention to the issues that matter most to education professionals,” said Lisa Bell, Prince William Community Service Therapist and former Prince William School Board Representative, Neabsco District. “These ideas will help our state government support local school systems in a way that is empowering and effective.”
“D.J. Jordan ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to ideas for real education reform,” said Suzanne Sloane, Chair of the Fauquier County School Board. “He took the time to have multiple, meaningful conversations with our educators, parents and community members before unveiling his education plan. I have no doubt, as our new 31st District House of Delegate, D.J. will do what it takes to actualize each component.”
“As a life-long educator, I’m excited about D.J. Jordan’s legislative priorities in the area of education,” said Dr. Michael Otaigbe, local Community College Professor. “He will fight for increasing teachers’ pay, expand opportunities for high schoolers to take college classes, and keep our children safe in school.”
CLICK HERE to read the full policy agenda.