As a father of four children I am concerned about our state's education system and I believe quality education is the foundation for economic prosperity in our state. Our district is blessed with some of the best schools in the state, statewide however our education system is ranked at the bottom of the nation. Georgia is 46th in the nation for high school dropouts. Statistics show that a high school dropout is 77% more likely to get caught up in criminal and welfare systems. We are failing our children and creating a financial burden for the state. I am passionate about giving more local control to parents and teachers, not bureaucrats in Atlanta. Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.