September 27th, 2016
Bryan Caforio Outlines Education Plan at AV School Boards Forum
Admonishes Steve Knight’s Call to Abolish Department of Education
Lancaster, Calif. – Tuesday, Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, outlined his Education Plan at the Antelope Valley School Boards Forum, while admonishing Rep. Steve Knight for advocating for the abolishment of the Department of Education.
The Antelope Valley School Boards Association held their 6th Annual Community Education Summit at the Lancaster High School Theater Tuesday evening. Candidates were invited to answer questions from moderator Dennis Meyers, California School Boards Association, Assistant Executive Director of Government Relations.
“As the product of public schools and two parents who were public school teachers, I understand the benefits of fully funding public education,” said Caforio. “My opponent Rep. Steve Knight’s call to abolish the Department of Education is misguided and would severely impact our children’s future by slashing $15 billion in California education funding; including a loss of more than $30 million in Pell Grants right here in the 25th Congressional District. Steve Knight’s vision for education is an affront to all the teachers, administrators, and parents who fight hard to provide the best future for our nation’s children.”
Rep. Steve Knight’s extensive anti-education, anti-student record includes voting to cut funding for California colleges in the UC and Cal State system, supporting school vouchers, refusing to fully fund special education programs, and voting against children being guaranteed free drinking water in schools.
Early this year Bryan released his Education Progress Plan which supports educators and families by fully funding school budgets and gives more decision making power to educators. Read more about Bryan’s plan here: http://bryancaforio.com/educators-for-caforio/
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.