Alicia N. Abney

I have spent my entire professional career in public education and have earned four degrees related to public education (3 advanced – M.A., Ed.S., and Ed.D.). Before any lawmakers begin to draft policy related to public education, they actually need to take the time to LISTEN to public educators on the front lines to learn what is actually going on in public schools. They should take time to visit public schools to observe the great work teachers are doing rather than listening to one-sided (often extremist) propaganda full of fear tactics.