Based on my experience in the public education system and conversation with school leaders, educators, parents, lawmakers, and others interested in strengthening our public schools, I believe there are four areas that demand the Superintendent of Public Instruction's most immediate attention:
Future Common Core Standards that ensure North Dakota values are safeguarded, and economic and job market conditions and students needs are addressed.
Seek relief from No Child Left Behind through creation of systems that work for North Dakota.
Empowerment of local school leaders to address the challenges in their districts.
Fulfillment of the mission of ND public schools - ensure that our students prosper and flourish by graduating students who are all college and career ready.