Pennsylvania Sen. Dave Argall, who represents Schuylkill County in the state Senate, has been appointed Chair of its Education Committee.
“My goal is to further improve the education of all Pennsylvania students, from pre-school to grad school, in our smallest towns and villages to our largest cities,” Argall says in a statement released by his office Friday.
Argall also reflects on his family’s history in education. He says, “My Grandfather Argall once taught in a rural one-room schoolhouse where he was paid partially in vegetables. My mother was discriminated against because young mothers in the 1950s were told to ‘stay home, teach later.’ We’ve made considerable progress since those days, but our students, parents, teachers, and staff still face significant obstacles in too many of our schools, public and nonpublic.”
In that statement, Argall says he’s a “strong advocate” for school safety and security and called the Senate Education Committee “one of the most active legislative committees in the Capitol.”
One of the Education Committee’s foremost goals is to appoint a new Education Secretary.