A Message From Tom Sawyer
Education is Vital for Economic Development
In all my years in Congress, no lesson has been more clear. That's why I've worked hard to make college more affordable, to upgrade science and math teaching, promote literacy, and expand early childhood education.
My track record shows I know how to make education work, and I know how to rebuild systems
,,, without raising taxes.
In the past 30 years I've been involved at nearly every level of public education policy, first as a teacher, then a state representative, later as Mayor of Akron, and then in Congress where I wrote legislation to improve literacy and math, science and technology education.
But a place stands out where I have yet to contribute: the State Board of Education. In many ways, the State Board is where the rubber meets the road. It should be an intersection but it has become a roadblock on what should be a two-way street between parents and lawmakers.
Our State Board has been an underachiever when it comes to governance, curriculum, the achievement gap, and school funding. I aim to turn that around. People ask "Why would a former congressman run for school board?" I say, isn't it high time the Board of Education was just that important?
Over the years, I've learned how fragile and precious life, health, and safety can be. I've learned how to stand up for our economy, our education, and our communities.
I know how to fight for our future. And that's why...
I respectfully ask for your vote.
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