American children, regardless of their socio-economic or ethnic background, deserve the opportunity to receive a quality education. Yet, many minorities come from economically stressed communities and face a disproportionately high drop-out rate. We must fight to maintain educational programs such as bilingual education, migrant education, Head Start, and IDEA. We need to send a leader to Tallahassee who will fight to ensure that children have the opportunity to succeed in life regardless of their race or socio-economic background. I will fight to ensure that our schools remain funded!