Education for all, whether it's skills-based or academic, is important to our success. Washington's competitiveness depends on well-educated and technically competent citizens. Our parents and patrons understand the value of education. School levies enjoy broad support. Levy equalization is critical to our schools in the 9th District and must be protected. We need to encourage policies that support additional enrollment of Washington students, at both state and independent institutions, in high demand programs that are significant to our state's economic growth, as well as advance investments in research at our state's research universities.