With three kids who have each learned, grown, and thrived in our public schools, I know that public education and our teachers and administrators need our full support.
"Teaching to the test" and budget cuts at the local, state, and national levels, are failing our kids, our businesses, and our educators. We must insist on real results but we have an obligation to ensuring our schools have the resources they need to prepare our kids to compete for 21st Century jobs. That means incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into our curriculums as well as developing a system of strong vocational training in high school, combined with apprenticeships and 1 or 2 years of post high school education. It is the responsibility of all of us - parents, businesses leaders, elected officials, community leaders and educators alike - to build not only a strong foundation for our public schools, but also for our children and our workers to compete and thrive.