NPE Action Endorses Steven Singer for Allegheny City Council District 9
NPE Action has endorsed Steven Singer in his race to be a member of the Pennsylvania Allegheny County Council in District 9. Steven’s top priority, if he is elected, will be to increase funding to community colleges in the county including the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). He wants the Council to appoint educators to their advisory boards. Steven has a Masters of Arts in teaching and is a National Board Certified teacher.
Steven has been a public school teacher since 2004 and he writes a nationally recognized education and civil rights blog. He is a leader in several education activist organizations including the Badass Teachers Association and United Opt Out. He co-founded T.E.A.C.H. – an organization fighting state education budget cuts in Pennsylvania, and he led a successful campaign through Moveon.org to stop a Voter ID law in the state that would have disenfranchised his students’ parents.
Steven believes that “Pennsylvania is notorious for underfunding education systems, especially for the neediest students. We need a more equitable way to fund all public schools and colleges. Every child deserves a world-class education. This should not depend on local tax revenues.” He does not support standardized testing, charters, vouchers, and is a powerful advocate for student privacy. As an educator, he knows that class size is important and notes “Class size matters tremendously. It should be limited to no more than 15 students per class. I would advocate for this if it was something that could be affected by the County Council.”
Steven also believes in an elected school board. Steven’s campaign message is one that is rooted in community voice. His campaign slogan is “Together we can make Allegheny County a better place to live.”
Steven is an outstanding candidate who has been organizing for Pennsylvania communities in both his writing and as an educator. He has been a consistent advocate for children, their families, and his community.
Please vote for Steven in the primary on May 18th.