As a former trustee of Coastal Carolina University, a member of the House Education Committee and a member of the teacher incentive pay study committee, I have an in-depth understanding of what our children need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. I remain committed to reforming our public education system to make sure tax dollars are spent in the classroom; that good teachers are rewarded; and that classroom discipline is enforced. Most importantly, I believe that each child is uniquely created by God and that parents should have the last word for their children's education. Many people are rightly upset about the effects of the Common Core on our standards. I have spent the last year researching Common Core and have signed onto bills to repeal it and to make sure that the Legislature approves any new standards considered by the Department of Education.