I was a classroom teacher for 38 years and feel strongly that a quality education should be available to every child no matter where they live or their economic background. Education is the foundation of our society and needs to be properly funded from birth through higher education. Early childhood education gives our youngest students an opportunity for a great start. It is important to make sure the money borrowed from the schools is repaid in a timely manner by the state so school districts can provide that quality education. Education for all needs to be a priority which is demonstrated through proper funding.