Students, parents, and educators know they can count on Edward because he is a dedicated father, community leader and fierce advocate.
Strong early childhood education is critical to later workforce/college readiness, and ultimately ending the pipeline to prison. We need to be doing everything we can to ensure all children have a solid foundation for learning. Every child can learn, we just have to give them the opportunity.
Edward has an unparalleled connection with the community. He was born and raised in District 9, and after college returned to advocate for his community, working to improve educational opportunities for our children.
We should be at the forefront of ending the pipeline to prison which shuts the doors of opportunity for students. We should create portals for potential by expanding existing programs like early Pre-K, Accelerated Campus Excellence (ACE), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and collegiate academies. Programs like these give students the tools they need to be successful in college and in the workforce.