Updated: Feb 7, 2022
My parents came to America together as young adults, they saw all the possibility in the land of opportunity. They both left their parents, family & country behind to build a better life here.
I grew up in a bilingual home, with parents that taught themselves English, a mom that cared and worked hard to make sure my brother and I were prepared for school working with us on reading and math after working long hours. I believe I have a unique perspective, I understand what it’s like to be a child of immigrants, growing up in culturally diverse Chicagoland - with part of my heart in Croatia (all of my uncles, aunts, many cousins and my grandmother still living there today.)
I love Croatia, but I also love America and I think this country is worth preserving; this includes the foundational history that is being taught in our schools. We must learn from our history and I believe it’s important to teach our youth why people from every continent want to come here. I love the freedom that we still have, and I believe that it’s worth saving and passing down to the next generation.
One of my ideas is to research curriculum like the 1776 Commission that will instill a sense of pride in being an American, all of our youth should know why this country and our freedom is worth preserving. If you haven’t seen the issues that I've identified along with ideas that I have to address them please check them out here: https://www.tony4mpsd.com/copy-of-issues-concerns-in-mpsd