It's a grim statistic: A third of the children in California schools drop out before graduating from high school. Not only are their future opportunities limited, but our society functions poorly with so many insufficiently educated and low-skilled people. For those reasons, and as a father of three, I care passionately about education.
For more than ten years, I've been working to increase academic success as a Community College Trustee. I know what works and what doesn't in education; I have fought hard to craft sound and successful education programs, and to oppose the inefficient education bureaucracy that stifles real learning in California. I'll take that experience to Sacramento to reform our education laws and policies. I'll work to reduce the drop-out rate and make sure that no young person leaves California schools without the means to be productive.