Education is very personal to me because I struggled as a student.  I overcame a number of challenges in the classroom because of support from teachers and my parents.

I have serious concerns about Common Core, and while it has overtaken our education system, we must work closely with school boards, teachers, students, and parents to ensure that our students are prepared when they leave school.  While our schools adjust, we must continue to emphasize the fundamentals of education and evaluate whether or not our children are adequately prepared when they graduate.

I support our public and private schools and locally elected school boards.  I also support locally approved charter schools because I believe they can give parents, students and teachers an option.

I am a firm believer of respect in the classroom.  Students should learn the value of discipline at an early age because it will help prepare them for life.

I also support vocational training in high school.