In light of my own educational opportunities, I have seen firsthand the benefits that a good education can make in a person's life. Research shows that the more education a person receives the less likely they are to commit crime, use drugs, or otherwise engage in abusive or harmful behavior. As a result, education is a key to building strong individuals, families, and communities.
While in the legislature I have worked to help pass reforms that will direct more money to the classroom. We must allow our schools to attract the best and brightest teachers. These reforms reward teachers in accordance with their merit and skills, and additionally provide parents with the flexibility needed to choose the best educational opportunities for their children. Education is what builds the foundation for our future; we must continue working until Arizona's education system is one the best in the country.