This is the cornerstone of our Republic. A quality education will equip our young men and women with the knowledge required to compete in the 21st century.
We must emphasize math and the sciences as the foundation of our economy, and make it mandatory that from the first grade to graduation, our children study the Constitution of the United States to promote good citizenship.
We must encourage competition between school systems by allowing vouchers and charter schools. The tax dollars should follow the child regardless of what type of school the parent decides to put their child in. Competition has lowered the cost and increased the service levels in the market place and it will do the same for the inadequate education that many of our students receive, especially those in the inner cities.
Parents should be free to school their children at home, and free to design a curriculum that incorporates their beliefs. Home schooled students have demonstrated distinctive advantages in college placement, and from my observation tend to advance at least as well socially as their publicly schooled counterparts.