Education is the cornerstone of opportunity and the foundation of the American meritocracy.
Americans should have the best education, period. From elementary schools to colleges and universities, our historical progress has always started with good educational facilities. Unfortunately, progress is now threatened by overreaching government influence and political special interests.
By fighting for strong schools and ending excessive government interference, we can give every child an equal chance at achieving the American Dream.
That means decentralizing educational regulation, with the goal of eliminating federal influence entirely. We must promote school-choice policies at the state and local levels.
We also must promote a return to healthy and diverse debate in our universities, an activity that’s become biased toward far-left political ideology. No college or university should be able to receive any federal funding without publicly presenting a balanced and unbiased admissions process, as well as curriculum and faculty.
School funding and property taxes are directly connected in New Jersey and the system is flawed.
When a school with less than 15% proficiency in math and reading is rewarded with over $42,000 per student, per year in state aid while schools producing 99% proficiency have faced funding cuts, we must immediately enact a fair funding formula to reduce property taxes and to reward students and teachers rather than teachers’ unions.
I will free parents and students from failing schools and implement school choice for every child, whether he or she attends private, charter, or parochial schools. The money must follow the child.
We also must promote a return to healthy and diverse debate in our universities, an activity that’s become biased toward far-left political ideology. No college or university should be able to receive federal or state funding without publicly presenting a balanced and unbiased admissions process, curriculum, and faculty.
Hirsh Vardhan Singh
Singh for Governor
My Grandfather was an economist and started on his journey for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness when arriving in America in 1974 and lived in Ocean County, Lakewood, New Jersey. He brought my father here and taught him the path to the American Dream was through integrity and hard work. My family started at the bottom and they instilled the values of hard work and dedication. My father successfully started a small business that went on to support a number of our federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and others.
I was born in Atlantic City, raised in South Jersey, earned an engineering degree at New Jersey Institute of Technology and followed in my father’s footsteps running our family-owned engineering business specializing in missile defense, satellite navigation, and aviation security and safety. From protecting the skyways across our nation to helping develop the communications backbone for our war-fighters abroad, I have focused for more than a decade-long career on protecting our citizens and our homeland.
As a businessman, I created jobs, made payroll and helped ensure the success of our men and women in uniform. With each project we completed, my admiration grew for those in the military who take an oath to protect our country from all enemies foreign and domestic.
-Hirsh Vardhan Singh