Children’s Law Center policy analyst Michael Villafranca recently shared his OSSE budget testimony with DC Council. At CLC, we work with children in DC’s education system every day. Michael testified because the proposed education budget is severely inadequate and reflects a continued inability to listen to, and fully address, the needs of our youth, their families and the educators who have devoted their careers to shaping our youth’s future. The focus of his testimony includes the greatest of those unmet needs—adequate mental health supports and positive approaches to student discipline. Read the full testimony here.