Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video: Gerry Connolly On Importance of School Board

Over the weekend, Gerry Connolly spoke at an event in Fairfax about why it matters who is on the local school board. I think one of the things worth noting here is that Gerry points out how we must invest in our school system to make sure it has the resources necessary. This isn't just so that people can feel good about the local schools, but because investing in the school system has a positive impact both on the individuals who are receiving an education but also on the long term economic success of the community. It's for this reason that we must make sure that we have elected officials who are able to stand up for investments in education and make sure they are implemented in a cost efficient way during the tough economic times that we are currently facing.

1 comment:

  1. Every race is important in my opinion right down to the local dog catcher in some jurisdictions :) Democrats should ensure that there are never races where there is a Republican incumbent without a Democratic challenger no matter how lost of a cause it appears! Gerry is correct though, the School Board position is very important at the local level. He would definitely know first hand!