As an educator I know first hand that the future of our community is rooted in the education of our children. I support empowering our teachers with the flexibility to truly educate the next generation. While serving in the Idaho legislature I co-sponsored a plan that would allow school districts to save the money normally spent on energy costs to providing adequate textbooks. This would have required the construction of new school buildings to be more energy efficient and given our children the privilege of updated textbooks and an environment of natural light and quality air circulation. Let's work together and provide our children with the education they need to compete in job market.