* Our children are our future and we must do more to insure their success.
* New Mexico can become a leader in public/private partnerships to benefit and enhance our education system. However, the current administration has become top-heavy and confused. We need to make sure more dollars make it to the classroom and to teachers' salaries; instead of being absorbed by administrative costs.
* We need to assist more of our youth to stay in school and graduate. To that end, our parents need school choice. Supporting our charter schools helps both those schools and our public schools by giving them competition.
* We need to continue to enhance our competitiveness in science, technology, engineering and math so that New Mexico can compete in the modern economy. Our schools need to encourage our youth to be tomorrow's problem-solvers. Ensuring a quality education will create a quality work force, which will help our companies have the kind of employees they need to succeed.