What do you believe are the two most important issues the RTM must address and what solutions would you propose?
The two major issues the RTM should address are 1) controlling costs and 2) education excellence. Regarding controlling costs, the RTM should pay extra attention to the rise in payroll costs which, this year, in many cases exceeded inflation rates. As for education, the RTM should take an active interest in increasing the diversity of the faculty. Currently there are less than a handful of African-American teachers across all 8 schools in town. Further, I believe our schools should take a more proactive approach in preparing students for the standardized tests, which are crucial factors in college admissions.