No child should be left in an education system that fails to provide the opportunity to learn and succeed. Unfortunately, many of our schools simply do not provide the quality education and safe learning environment our children deserve.
We cannot continue to forsake our children and our future by allowing a poor education system to continue getting worse. I believe we must commit ourselves to an education system that empowers parents, teachers and local administrators. Our education system succeeds when the education dollars and decisions are made close to home.
Study after study has demonstrated that increased parental involvement in a child's education is the key to improving student performance. For this reason, I support empowering parents with the ability to choose a school that best meets the needs of their child. Forcing children to attend failing schools robs them of their chance to succeed.
Our children deserve the opportunity to receive the best possible education. I am committed to increasing student performance, promoting teacher quality, increasing accountability for our schools, and offering families a greater role in the education of their loved ones.