Citizens want to know that their children will receive a world-class education. I am committed to raising test scores and giving every child quality education. Our state needs to be at the top of the list in what we offer. I have the know-how and the want-to and I can make it happen.
We must attract teachers who have the drive to make children successful. Great teachers make great students.
Teachers need to be trained to work with the very young in early education. Tools for pre-reading skills are critical to the future. Learning depends on excellent teaching and on the ability to read and understand.
An emphasis on mathematics at an early age will make our children competitive.
Almost 90% of prison inmates have failed to complete high school. There is a clear connection between a failed education and a future life of crime. We can and must do more.