It is the Superintendent's responsibility to defend the sanctity of public education and the hope it offers to individuals, communities, and our state. I know that funding in education matters. It matters to both large and small communities. It matters to teachers who pour their lifeblood into educating those who will become our state's future. Above all, it matters to the students in our schools. Money does matter in education. We need to pull together to make sure that teachers are competitively compensated. We need to pull together to make sure all of our students are offered quality programs and rigorous coursework. We need to pull together to guarantee a positive economic and social future for Montana. Education is truly the only way we will accomplish our state's hopes and dreams.
I am committed to put in the demanding advocacy work with the Governor and the Legislature to ensure that every school in our state receives adequate funding for a quality education.