One of our city's greatest challenges and opportunities is its education system. As Atlanta Public Schools ("APS") pushes hard for our schools to best serve students, the City has an obligation to work just as hard for the same.
As a Councilmember, Amir will draw on his experience as a Board member at the Charles R. Drew Charter School and in helping lead a $30+ million education non-profit that worked across the United States, and in Atlanta with Achieve Atlanta, to increase the number of low-income and first generation college-going students who applied and matriculated to college. The son of two educators, Amir will engage in the education conversation so that every child in District 2 receives the support, attention, high expectations, and safe environment needed to learn and thrive.
As our next City Councilmember, Amir will work for, among others:
- Excellent, ample pre-K options for all students in District 2;
- A collaborative, communicative relationship with APS to ensure schools are ready to meet changes in population caused by development in the city and have access to city services and property where appropriate;
- Workforce housing so that teachers and woking familes can afford to live in the District;
- Mentoring programs and targeted intervention services in our schools that help children address challenges they face with violence and drug/alcohol use before it escalates; and
- Safe routes to school, including safe crosswalks, sidewalks, and bike infrastructure.