Education reforms should empower local districts to decide what's best for their students and communities. Teachers, students and classrooms should come first, and student achievement must be our highest priority. Maine spends 25% more per student than the national average, yet our results are mediocre. Education costs increase, along with administrative employees and our property taxes, yet enrollment continues to fall. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a commitment to prepare our students for success.