The primary driver in education funding, as in all state revenue streams, is economic development and prosperity. As we focus on the free market economy, we will be able to create an environment where our children have every advantage in the classroom as we decrease the economic burden on our citizens.
Parents Matter - The number one predictor of success in the classroom has nothing to do with funding at all. Rather, it is: Parental Involvement and Commitment. There is no substitute to a parent committed, dedicated and personally invested in their child's individual education success.
I strongly support investments in higher education, especially when those investments relate directly to the economic and business needs of the state.