Meet Quanda Francis, Candidate for New York's 10th Congressional District
Quanda will fight for investments to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, revolutionize K-12 education, reduce poverty, fund NYCHA, codify abortion rights into federal law and invest heavily in community and workforce development.
K-12 Education Plan
My top legislative priority is K-12 and higher education. How do we prepare students to assume the challenges in a depressed economy? What should be the de-facto competencies (beyond standardized tests) students should possess that will ease their transition from high school to college?” It is important to reexamine the framework outlined in the “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed into law in December of 2015. We need to set our students up for success and get serious about ensuring the United States has a first-class K-12 21st education system. I have discussed incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into the K-12 education system to identify student learning styles in an effort to improve student academic outcomes. I will also push to develop a nationwide Systemic Special Education Improvement Plan which will enhance key procedural safeguards in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Community Development Plan
Invest in Social infrastructure that includes the construction and maintenance of community facilities that support social impact services (recreational, healthcare, education, and housing). I will also fight to ensure the next generation has the skills they need to contribute to a 21st-century economy and maximize the potential of the next generation of leaders in the United States.
Comprehensive Workforce Plan
The market demands more today and there must be new ways to train the next generation to ensure they have adequate digital skills to contribute to a technologically driven economy.