· Principle 23 - A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
This is one of the issues that is nearest and dearest to my heart. I taught underprivileged inner city youths and led an organization to provide private school scholarships to outstanding students trapped in underperforming public schools. I've written and spoken about the benefits of charter schools, vouchers and home schooling for years.
I firmly believe in school choice and believe that every child should have the choice of attending any school for which he/she qualifies academically. In areas where kids are given vouchers to attend private schools, the kids who get the vouchers get a better education and increased competition forces the public schools to provide a better education also. It is a win-win situation for all involved.