- Economy and jobs
- Public Safety
Too often, the US government has destroyed family values by separating mother and father from their children. A mother can be deported because of questionable immigration paper works. An ex-felon who is not of a US natural born is being entangled with immigration system and in-waiting to be deported back to their homeland, although, the individual has served their time in prison. Even though, the ex-felon was born in a refugee camp.
We need to have a more modernize legal immigration system that is sensible toward a better American workforce. To do this, we must work with the federal government to determine a qualify non-immigrant visa that can be granted for at least a decade. Upon the completion of the qualify non-immigrant visa, individual can apply for a permanent status and eventually to path of citizenship. This sensible immigration policy will give ex-felon to re-assimilate into society where they can have the same opportunity to be a productive member of the community and strengthen their labor skills like everyone.
This merit base system will encourage good citizenry and foster innovation that will have a broad benefits to our economic growth in the city. This system will ensure to all immigrant in all walk of life to migrate to the city where good citizenry will provide better opportunity to strengthen family values and a strong community.
Economy & Jobs
The people of Massachusetts has the entrepreneur spirit and the hard work spur the economic growth and serve as the driving force for the state’s and city’s job creation potential. The City of Lowell can act to create a favorable climate for job creators. This includes by reforming the overly complicated tax code, which stifles job creation and includes one of the highest corporate tax rates in the country. The city of Lowell has one of the highest tax rate in the state.
At the same time, we have the lowest income earners in the state by more than $13,000. as of 2011-2014, the per capita income of Lowell is $23, 046, which is lower than the state average of $36, 441 and is lower than the national average of $28,555. Lowell median household income is $49,164, which has grown by 25.44% since 2000. the medium household income growth rate is lower than state average of 34.34% and is lower than national average rate of 27.36%.
The State Legislature along with the Governor’s office can support job creation by reducing unnecessary government regulations, expanding American energy production, and encouraging business innovation. The State Legislature should not discourage growth by creating additional burdensome taxation but instead empower businesses to succeed and create the jobs necessary to facilitate a sustainable economic recovery and create a brighter future for our children.
In addition, the Legislature needs to pass ordinance and other motion to streamline and improve work-training programs, provide working families with flexibility by eliminating unnecessary labor law and tax codes.
Police & Public Safety
- The primary role of government is the protection and security of its people
- We must be mindful to balance individual privacy rights with public safety
- Cyber attack
- Active shooting
- Civil disturbances
- Police and public safety psychology is concerned with assisting law enforcement and other public safety personnel and agencies in carrying out their missions and societal functions with effectiveness, safety, health and conformity to laws and ethics.
- It consists of the application of the science and profession of psychology in four primary domains of practice:
- Clinical intervention.
- Operational support.
- Organizational consultation.
- Specialized Knowledge
- Police and public safety psychology requires, at a minimum, distinctive knowledge of the following: essential functions of police and public safety organizations and personnel, working conditions unique to their respective positions, common and unusual stressors in public safety work, normal and abnormal adaptation to occupational stress and trauma, research related to resilience and recovery in public safety personnel, and the unique aspects of confidentiality and testimonial privilege when providing services to public safety personnel and/or agencies.
- Problems Addressed
- The common problem areas in each domain of practice addressed through graduate courses, structured pre/postdoctoral placements, CE courses, and/or supervised employment include:
- Assessment issues.
- Intervention issues.
- Operational issues.
- Consultation issues.
This is the American dream, and it is being played out in cities and towns across the country every day. We must protect this dream by investing in our children’s future and preparing them to compete in the global market. However, the federal role, while important, should be limited. Decisions on how to educate our children are best left to state and local officials—and most importantly—parents.
Another critical issue facing our education system is the rising need of attention learners. These segment of our students are in dire need for more teachers and resources.
Third, critical issue facing our nation’s education system is the rising cost of higher education. As Congress debates the best way to reduce the cost of higher education, we will continue to help students by increasing transparency to guarantee parents and students have the best possible information when making decisions about higher education.
Help schools tackle educational disadvantage and close the attainment gap.
Child poverty currently affects between 17% and 26% of children, depending on whether you use the relative or absolute poverty measure, and poverty and social disadvantage impact directly on children's educational progress and attainment. Despite a long succession of government initiatives aimed at tackling the problem, most recently through the pupil premium, the challenges remain severe. There's a great deal that expert and inspirational teachers and school leaders working against the odds can do and have done and we must learn from them. But for their work to achieve its full impact, it must be supported by the country's wider economic, social and educational policies. All too often, such policies pull in different directions.
Give children a real say in their learning.
We must celebrate children's voice and rights in school and the classroom. As the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child points out, children should "have a right to be involved in decisions about their own learning". This influence should extend to pedagogy as well as school councils, for the classroom is where citizenship starts, and we know that discussion, dialogue and argument are very powerful tools for learning.
Primary education should not just be about preparing children for secondary school.
We need to sort out what primary education is for, and ensure that aims driving the curriculum and are not merely cosmetic. To say, as the government does, that the main aim of primary education is to make children 'secondary ready' is to undervalue children's huge potential for development and learning during the primary years. Education is about the here and now as well as the future, but schools should also address the wider condition and needs of children and society in today's complex world. Children leaving primary school should of course be ready for what follows, but what follows year 6 is life, not just year 7.
Make 'breadth and balance' more than a slogan. Take seriously the curriculum beyond the 3Rs.
While primary schools must and do insist on the importance of literacy and numeracy, they should also lay foundations in other areas – in spoken language, science, the arts, the humanities, in physical, emotional and moral development and lived experience. These are in their different ways no less important for children's future learning, choices and lives; they might actually make children more "secondary ready" than the 3Rs alone.
The CPR argues against the old two-tier curriculum – where the basic subjects are covered in depth while the rest of the curriculum is in some schools treated seriously but in others is left to chance, and where the idea of 'standards' is confined to the 3Rs. This approach undermines the cultural and economic worth of the non-core subjects and flies in the face of research that shows how learning in one area enhances learning in others. Without deflecting attention from the importance of literacy, CPRT argues for a primary curriculum whose core includes essential knowledge, skills and experience drawn from all subjects, not just three of them.
Increase the focus on evidence-based pedagogy.
It's only through teaching that the curriculum comes alive for children. And it's only through understanding the art, science and craft of teaching – from research, inspection and shared experience – that teachers can inform and refine their practice. Relying on habit or official pronouncements isn't enough. A greater focus on what evidence tells us about effective teaching and learning will enable teachers to help every child achieve the highest possible standard in all aspects of their education.
Assessment should be about more than just test results.
Where assessment and standards are concerned we need a wider practical repertoire and a more sophisticated vocabulary. We must devise approaches that enhance learning as well as test it, that support the curriculum rather than distort it, and that pursue high standards in all areas of learning, not just the core subjects. It's no longer acceptable that tests at a moment in time and in a narrow spectrum of learning are treated as measures of a child's entire educational attainment or of everything that schools aim to provide. Tests have their place, but both assessment and accountability should be about much more than test results.
Schools should connect with the community.
Britain has immense demographic, economic, cultural and linguistic diversity, which creates a vast array of educational circumstances and needs. The best of our schools don't just work closely with their local communities but make the curriculum responsive to local needs and opportunities and live the very idea of community in their everyday work and relationships.
The discourse of educational policy must change, and radically
As recent events have shown, policymakers tend to be interested only in evidence that fits their ideology or prejudice, and they may ignore or even abuse those who provide evidence that doesn't fit the political bill. Deep and lasting improvements in our education system will be achieved only when policymakers are even-handed rather than selective in their use of evidence and when they speak about education in a way that exemplifies the educated mind rather than demeans it.
Our city infrastructure such as roads, bridges, homes, businesses, and many others are in need of upgrades and repairs. We need to renovate and fix them up so that business investors and visitors can work and call the city as their homes. By innovating and repairing our ailing infrastructure, we can increase economic output, productivity, and have better competitive commercial advantage. To do so, we must work with the city elected officials including both of the state and the federal agencies to provide funding for projects that face significant barriers because of the need to combine resources across multiple jurisdictions.
Second, we must, as a city to continuously improve the efficiency or throughput, the safety, and the environmental sustainability of a transportation network that will alleviate traffic congestions which hinder the public safety within our roadways. Investments in modern infrastructure lay the foundations for economic development and growth. Building roads, bridges, power transmission lines, and making other improvements create jobs. When completed, these projects help the city increase its wealth and its citizens’ standards of living.
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROSPERITY
Efficient infrastructure underpins the city economic strength. The construction of canals and transcontinental railroads in the 19th century and of national highways in the 20th sparked growth and prosperity. More recently, investments in telecommunication and Internet networks have provided a launching pad for a 21st century economy. Infrastructure must be maintained and modernized as new needs and technologies emerge. Infrastructure investments can similarly accelerate economic development like gate way city like ours. Cities that invest in infrastructure are better positioned to attract direct business investment, stimulate commerce and support local businesses.
Because infrastructure projects are expensive, governments often seek co-financing through public-private partnerships and multilateral institutions. These partners also can supply valuable oversight and technical expertise — an important ingredient in avoiding corruption, cost overruns and failed projects. Supportive regulations, strong project management, transparent procurement procedures, and careful consideration of environmental and social impacts all are essential to a project’s success.
- Healthcare costs continue to rise, and excessive government regulation is threatening our valued ability to see the doctor of our choice. I strongly believe healthcare decisions are best left to individuals and their doctors, not bureaucrats and politicians.
- Reforming healthcare is an important priority, but we must focus on market-driven, patient-centered solutions aimed at addressing the real problems—not expanding the size and scope of the federal government. I look forward to working on constitutionally sound reforms to address access, cost, litigation, and burdensome regulations.
- Professional Experience
- Volunteer Services & Honorary Title
- PhD candidate in Information Security
- Master of Science in Information System Management, DeVry University, 2004
- Bachelor of Arts in Peace, War, and Diplomacy from Norwich University, 1995
- Lowell High school, 1991
- Senior Analyst in Operational Risks for IT Disaster Recovery (Current)
- Academic Program Chair (2009-2014)
- Sales Engineer (2006-2009)
- Senior Technical Support Engineer (2000-2006)
- Technical Store Manager (1999-2000)
- Senior Account Manager (1995-1999)
Volunteer Services & Honor
- Broadcast Engineer for Lowell Telecommunication:
– Dhamma Talk
– Khmer Sentimental Show
- Lowell Citywide Parents Group
- The Phnom Dangrek Foundation
- Sovereign Military Order of Temple of Jerusalem
- Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonel
- Georgia State Defense Force
- Peer Leadership