EDUCATION

Establish universal Pre-k | Reform standardized testing| Eliminate higher education debt

Nina believes we need reform at all levels of education, from pre-K through college including establishing a robust vocational track. We need to offer universal pre-K to our youngest Pennsylvanians. In Philadelphia, we were able to achieve this, and Nina knows that we can make it happen statewide.

Standardized testing is still in need of reform. We need to move away from a “teaching to the test” mode of education to allow teachers to innovate for their students and engage in project-based learning. We must also end for-profit charters that have proven to be wasteful and not a quality option for students.

Pennsylvania ranks 47th in the nation for state-funded higher education investments. In order to compete on the global stage, Pennsylvanians need affordable access to post‐secondary education. Nina believes we need to make college debt-free and make all 14 of the Commonwealth’s public community colleges free.