Gubernatorial Candidate Has Plan to Revamp Education in Mass.

Former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem wants to make education more geared toward the jobs available in the Bay State.

Newton's Juliette Kayyem hopes to succeed Deval Patrick in the governor's office.
Newton's Juliette Kayyem hopes to succeed Deval Patrick in the governor's office.
Democrat Juliette Kayyem has a plan to cut down the unemployment rate by reforming the education system. 

Kayyem, a former Homeland Security official from Cambridge, wants to change the state's approach to education so Massachusetts high school students learn math and science skills needed to enter the workforce, according to a report on MassLive.com

The state colleges and university should work with employers to make sure the skills students are learning are relevant to what employers are seeking.

She would also like to expand pre-kindergarten classes, which she said will help close the achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

The primary election in the gubernatorial race will take place on Sept. 16, 2014 with the general election slated for Nov. 4.

Kayyem joins a large number of candidates seeking to succeed Deval Patrick.  Newton alone has three candidates. State Treasurer Steven Grossman hails from the city, and Newton pediatrician Don Berwick, has also joined the Democrats running for the governor's office. Also, Evan Falchuk is running as an independent candidate under the United Independent Party.

Other candidates are Democrats Attorney General Martha Coakley and former Wellesley Selectman Joseph Avellone. Republicans include Charlie Baker, who got the 2010 GOP nomination for governor, and Shrewsbury business owner Mark Fisher.
Janet Sterman January 09, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Kayyem lives in Cambridge, not Newton. Although I like her, I am behind State Treasurer, and long time Newton resident Steve Grossman for Governor of the Commonwealth.
Charlie Breitrose (Editor) January 09, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Thanks for the correction.
Janet Sterman January 09, 2014 at 11:24 PM


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