As a former teacher, education is an issue I care about greatly. The greatest gifts we can give to our children are loving families and good educations. Education is not a primary responsibility of the federal government. Constitutionally, the states and local school districts have that duty. But the federal government provides some funding for programs and initiatives that help our local schools.
Our schools in Lancaster, Chester, and Berks counties are some of the best in Pennsylvania. But many schools, and many children, around America are struggling. Vouchers, charter schools, merit-based promotion, and competition between schools are some of the things I believe we need to help every child in America have an equal chance to succeed.