Patti made the census pledge

I made the pledge

So that all children — no matter their zip code or socio-economic status — receive the quality education to which they are entitled.

Patti Gocella is a 5th grade Social Studies teacher at Winchester Elementary School in West Seneca just outside Buffalo. Working in a high-needs Title 1 school, she and her colleagues see, firsthand, the challenges that difficult economic and social circumstances pose for students. An accurate Census count will help ensure all students have the same access to the best education possible.