As a parent with children in public school, Marcos understands that education is a critical factor for the success of our community‚Äôs children, and our society. With the transition to remote learning, and fewer than 50% of NYC students reading at or above grade level, we need to not only provide the proper tools and resources for success, including financial and civic literacy but also re-imagine the infrastructure needed to support the increased demand of educators, administrators, and technology. Increasing bandwidth in low-income communities is an example of upgrading IT infrastructure to match increased demand. 

Increasing the number of Vocational training opportunities in our NYC Public High Schools is a critical checkpoint in providing real life skills that will prepare our youth for the real world. This will create a cycle of independence free of incurring debt and shrinking traditional workplace opportunities that have decimated our current economic cycle,