Aument Appointed to Senate Education Committee

HARRISBURG – Senator Ryan Aument (R-Landisville) received notification from the President Pro Tempore of the Senate today that he has been appointed to the Committee on Education.

“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to participate in one of the most important debates facing Pennsylvania today,” said Sen. Aument. “Education is one of the cornerstones to creating a society where every Pennsylvanian has an opportunity to succeed in life.”

Sen. Aument’s appointment comes from the resignation of Sen. Dominic Pileggi, who was recently elected to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

“The education committee is an excellent place to shape polices that we need to promote the success of the next generation of young people,” said Sen. Aument. “If Pennsylvania can become a leader in strategies that produce a high quality learning environment, we would go a long way in solving many of the problems facing our Commonwealth.”

Sen. Aument noted that there is no shortage of issues facing education.

“Whether it is finding ways to meet the needs of public schools so they can succeed or creating additional opportunities for students and families, I look forward to advancing proven education policies that put parents and students first,” said Sen. Aument. “Far too often the debate in education has focused solely on how much we spend – I want to partner with parents, educators and others who want to transform our current system into a world-class model of success.”

Sen. Aument previously served on the Committee on Education in the House of Representatives and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina.

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