Building on our legacy and innovating for the future requires a strong education system.
*As we work to protect what works well in education and to improve and innovate where possible, we must be willing to boldly address the tough questions about the state's proper role in funding and standards. I will work to ensure that teachers are an equal partner in the decision-making process on these important matters and that the concerns of parents are treated with respect and sensitivity.
*A strong education system involves a rich mix of opportunities for individuals of all ages to learn and to improve their lives that includes, but goes beyond, the classroom. It also encourages research and innovation that open new opportunities and improve our quality of life