Providing a rigorous education for the children of Texas is a serious challenge facing our state today. As a member of the State Board of Education, I will work to strengthen and enhance our curriculum to ensure that we are offering the quality education that our children deserve. Our students need to graduate with the necessary skill sets to either enter higher institutions of learning, technical training or competitively enter the workplace. Providing a foundation of early proficiency in the core curriculum areas of reading, writing and mathematics is essential to student success.
I will also work to strengthen and preserve our state and national heritage as well as our traditional family values in our curriculum.