The education of Utah's children is the mission and responsibility of parents, teachers, administrators and elected officials at the local community and state level. There is very little need or justification for the Federal government's involvement in Utah's public education system. I have passed important legislation on civic and character education while serving on the standing and appropriations committees for Education in the state legislature. Walt Disney said, "Our nation's greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." I love to be in the classroom with our children and will be a strong and effective voice for Utah education in Congress.