Public education is the backbone of what makes our country great. Every child in the country should have access to a quality education. That drives the success of American businesses and creates more prosperity for all.
The "school choice" movement seeks to take public funds and give them to private schools. They like to describe public schools as "failing." But the 6th district has some of the best public schools in the country and our parents and students are proud of them. My own children are receiving an education of the highest quality in Vestavia Hills public schools.
Public schools that aren't achieving high standards of education need more investment and better leadership. Starving them of what little resources they have creates a downward spiral. We need to identify the problems with under-achieving public schools and fix the problems, not make them worse.