A key factor in a strong economy is a highly educated workforce. Improving funding and accountability are important factors needed to improve the Education System in Nevada. Adopting the "Common Core Standards" will ensure that students' transition between schools will not become a detriment to the ability for them to keep up. This will help more of our students stay on track and in school. I will fight to find opportunities to secure stable funding for our schools. We need to continue to find ways to recruit and keep the best teachers and to reduce the overcrowding in our classrooms so all students receive the attention they need to help them learn and to prepare them for today's jobs.