Our schools are some of the best in the state and I want to keep it that way. There's the old saying that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Yet, the mentality of bureaucrats in Atlanta is fix it till it don't work no more.
One of my top priorities as our next State Representative is to stop these unfunded mandates and empower our local schools to do what they do best - excel at teaching our children. I will also work to address the growing problem of unequal funding for our schools. Like our infrastructure needs, our state government must do more than just help us catch up. We must aggressively plan for the future. Our children deserve better than new school buildings that open with trailers out back because the state's funding formulas won't allow us to plan ahead of the curve.
I will be a partner with our parents, teachers, principals, school administrators, and school board members - when they speak, I will listen, and I will work in Atlanta to make sure they are heard.