The future of America depends on the next generation. I strongly believe every school must face tough scrutiny and challenge itself to raise standards and push for the best in each of its students. Competition through choice would be a catalyst for vast improvements in underperforming public school systems, including those serving large numbers of low-income students.
I have successfully worked to strengthen teacher training programs and increase student loan forgiveness for many highly qualified teachers. I am working to help schools in rural areas and those near military bases. Most important, I am working to ensure that New Mexico school districts have the flexibility necessary to educate students of all backgrounds so they can learn and achieve in the classroom.