Issue Position: Education for the 21st Century
I want our education system to be the best in the world, rather than a modest top 20. No Child Left Behind' should be repealed. We need legislation that enables, rather than punishes, our educators. We must inspire inquiry. We must continue to produce the world's brightest individuals, creative thinkers, and explorers.
We are the innovation engine of the world. We may not be able to make things more cheaply, but we can make them better. That's why we have the most productive economy in the world. Education is the key to maintaining that leadership. We need to pay our teachers more, keep them highly trained, have them develop curricula for the 21st century, and bring national experts from outside of the educational system into the system to share their experience.