Educating our state's children in the essential subjects of reading, writing, science, math and vocational classes is important to Arizona's economy. To accomplish this, I support:
*Supporting and training of highly qualified teachers through certification and staff development;
*Restore full-day Kindergarten to all school districts;
*Smaller class sizes that allow for students to learn and for teachers to give attention to every student;
*Starting a partnership between community colleges, school districts and charter schools, that allows students to pursue college courses during their high school years.
*Better teacher pay and the preservation of voter approved Prop 301 teacher/performance pay;
*As the budget situation stabilizes, increase and equalize funding for schools without tampering with the voter protected Prop. 301 funds;