Jay Gonzalez on Education
Take on big challenge of making college affordable
I'm running because I think we need to make Massachusetts a leader again.
I think we've got a lot of challenges we're facing that are holding people back and we need to be taking them on ambitiously and trying to make real progress for people in a way that they're going to feel.
When it comes to making college affordable, making it affordable for people to get child care or fixing our transportation system, we've got a lot of big challenges.
We need to take them on and I think I've got unique leadership experience--both in the public sector and the private sector--to deliver on that ambitious agenda.
Source: Boston Herald on 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race
, Apr 26, 2017
Fierce advocate for high-quality early education
On January 30, 2017, Jay launched his campaign for Governor. His campaign is motivated by his commitment to public service and his belief that, if we aim high, work hard, and support each other along the way, we can make a meaningful difference in
Jay has been a fierce advocate for high-quality early education for all of our children, and is the former Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts Governor campaign website jay4ma.com
, Mar 11, 2017
Opposed expanding charter schools
Gonzalez, who served as chairman of the board of the state's Department Early Education and Care, said he would use the proceeds from a surcharge to ensure universal access to pre-kindergarten. "If I'm governor,
we will have a system where every single child in the state gets the solid start my kids got," said Gonzalez, the father of two daughters. "Wait lists will end, and we will have the best quality system in the country."
He said he opposed the ballot question last November that would have expanded charter schools in the state, arguing that it would only "have been a
solution for a few kids in urban centers." Gonzalez said he wants to see education reforms that will benefit all students.
Source: Commonwealth Magazine on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Jan 30, 2017
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