Like all parents, I want what’s best for my child. My son will be starting in the Pawtucket public schools this fall. Dropping him off for his very first day of pre-K is going to be a wonderful moment. When he arrives at school, he deserves to be in a safe, dry, warm and modern learning environment. One with the latest educational tools to spark his imagination and prepare him for learning. Every child deserves that, and nothing less.

That’s why I strongly support Mayor Grebien’s commitment to and record of investing in our public school facilities. Over the last eight years, $76 million has been invested in renovations to Potter Burns, Nathanael Greene, and a brand-new Winters Elementary, which is under construction now.

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Tom Devito

Spending more Money is not always the answer to better education. The state has continued spending more on education each year and the performance has not yielded the desired results. So the additional investment was not spent in the appropriate areas and needs to be moved to the place that will impact the educational outcome. And if that means lower union wages and benefits for the good of education then so be it.

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