Issue Position: Education

Issue Position

By:  Joe Schmick
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

The funding of education is of "paramount duty" according to our state constitution.
It is the only item specifically singled out that the state must spend taxpayer money
on. I have two principles on education. First, there should be more control given to
the local school board. Decisions made a t the local level are usually the best
decisions. And second, the burgeoning state education bureaucracy needs to be kept
in check.