My kids are grown now, but I know how important it is that every student receives a quality education. When I speak with educators, they tell me how important it is that they have the resources in the classroom to help every student reach his or her potential. I voted to restore millions of dollars in cuts to education proposed by Governor Gibbons, and I support the creation of a rainy day fund for education to help prevent severe cuts in the future.
We must also continue to work to improve the high school graduation rate, recruit and retain the best teacher for every classroom, reduce class size, return decision making to the school level, and improve school accountability.
Our economic recovery depends on a well-trained workforce. In these difficult times, we must continue to make education a priority.