The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child;
it’s whether we can afford not to.
A product of the Philadelphia Public Schools, James appreciated the opportunities a quality public education provided. He believes investment, commitment and support of public education will provide children, regardless of economic background, a path to fulfilling their dreams and our hope for the future. “We must continue to narrow the achievement gap and implement policies that prioritize instructional expectations as they relate to student achievement. We must have high expectations for ALL students, while continuing to be responsive to their needs as individuals." Of paramount importance is delivering top-notch instruction and services, and addressing the needs of
James earned his Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering from the
Service to community and country has filled James Lander’s heart since he was a young man. Seeing pictures of his grandfather and father standing in their uniforms while serving abroad, during WWII and
James, his wife, and their daughter live in the Oakcrest neighborhood of