We must make sure our children don't fall behind, particularly in today's global economy. For South Carolina to compete, we must raise our education goals and help every school succeed by measuring progress, increasing parent involvement, promoting accountability and sharing innovation at all levels. Also, we need to increase our focus on math and science to prepare our students for jobs of the future. We must improve our drop-out rate to keep more of students in school and raise SAT scores. In addition, we should increase support for public colleges and universities with an emphasis on scholarships to help us address the "brain drain" in South Carolina.