As a mother of three children attending public schools, I understand the importance of a quality public education. I have also seen the unique educational needs facing our nation's rural schools. I believe school districts' individual needs are managed best at the state and local level with the cooperation of parents, teachers and local officials.
As Congress considers reforming education policies, I will continue to work for what's best for South Dakota's teachers and students. My assignment to the Education and Workforce Committee will give me unique opportunities to impact decisions related to education in South Dakota.
Updated July 29, 2011