Local communities and families are best positioned to educate kids. We need to limit the role of special interests and bureaucrats in a system that has been more about protecting the status quo than building a system that can succeed in a global economy.
In Wisconsin, our investments in educational resources help drive economic growth. Western Wisconsin has abundant educational resources -- vocational schools and colleges, public and private universities, and K-12 schools -- that are some of the best in the nation. Utilizing these resources effectively and efficiently is critical to improving our quality of life and is best done at the state and local level, where they can be responsive about how education integrates with prosperous communities.