Children are very important to me, and the best we can help the children of today and generations to come is by providing them with the best education possible so that they may harness the tremendous opportunities that exist.
* The state should set high standards and empower local systems to achieve these standards through providing the necessary resources.
* Continue to fight for local control of schools. Parents, teachers and administrators know best how to educate our children.
* Columbia County's schools are different than Wilkes County's that are different than Lincoln schools. This is why I do not support one size fits all mandates.