Strengthen Our Public Schools
Allison knows from her own childhood experience with poverty that education is the path to economic stability and self-sufficiency. Our children are the leaders of the future. It is time that we properly invest in their education and provide them with the best possible opportunities from preschool to high school and beyond.
Adequate School Funding
Working to restore adequate funding to our local schools will be one of Allison’s top priorities as a State Representative. Allison will fight to make sure every child in Ohio, regardless of ZIP code, has access to high-quality public education that will grow a future generation of innovators and leaders. This begins with quality early childhood education, because research shows investments in early education pay extremely high returns down the road.
Meeting Student Needs
Allison also knows that children have difficulty learning if they have unstable housing, are experiencing trauma, are food insecure, or have unmet special learning needs. Now more than ever, Ohio’s schools and teachers need additional tools and services to deal with these growing challenges. Allison will work to ensure our schools have the resources necessary to support a safe and healthy learning environment that meets the unique learning needs and challenges of all students.
Ohio’s lawmakers must also face the issue of college affordability head-on, and Allison believes that increased higher education funding and programs that make college graduation attainable should be a statewide priority.
Post-high-school plans should not begin and end with college. Allison will also support investments in vocational and trade workforce training programs to provide Ohio’s next generation with the resources they need to be highly skilled and successful.