Ron is proud to sit on the powerful education and housing committees. Additionally, he also belongs to the following:
- Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions
- Social Services
- Children and Families
- Government Operations
In Albany, Ron has taken the lead in pushing for more passion-driven education in our public schools. Students who learn with purpose are more likely to build character that leads to long-term success. Some of these traits include resiliency, determination, grit, and curiosity.
Instead of finding ways to institutionally reward and measure these non-cognitive traits (emotional intelligence), our public schools continue to focus on linear development based on high-stakes testing. As a result, too many families and schools are "teaching to the test" instead of imbuing a real passion for learning.
Ron has been collaborating with a wide coalition of experts on "growth mindsets" and has also introduced legislation around this topic.