HARRISBURG, Dec. 16 – Longtime community activist state Rep.-elect Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that she will introduce a total of nine bills, jumpstarting her legislative agenda weeks prior to being in sworn in. Of the nine bills, the incoming freshman legislator said the four she is currently drafting draw from her previous roles as an educator and social worker; the bills address equitable education funding, career readiness for students, improved support for immigrant services and criminal justice reform for juveniles. The proposed bills aim to: Improve public education by making funding and education quality in traditional public schools equal to that of charter, parochial and private schools, regardless of the learning environment and setting. Strengthen workforce development through the creation of a stronger pipeline between high schools and the trades by offering training opportunities and expanded support for high school graduates to sharpen their math and reading skills to help them better qualify for a broader range of trades and careers. Expand services for immigrants by offering better support for school-age refugees. Raise the minimum age for the arrest of children from 10 to 14. “During my tenure as an educator and social worker, I witnessed firsthand how the inadequacies in our education system manifest in the lives of our young people and continue to burden them as they matriculate Read more
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