Education

  • Supports increased funding for early childhood education programs
  • Supports increased funding for public schools K-12, but with the caveat that measures be taken to eliminate waste and promote efficiency.
  • Opposed to the school voucher program. It takes money away from the school districts that need it most. I especially oppose tax dollars being used to support religious schools.
  • Believes property taxes are a good way to collect funding. However, there should be income standards, and those who earn less than a set amount, and those who have lived in the same house for over 30 years, should be exempt.
  • Opposed to standardized tests. Teachers should be free to engage students, not teach to a particular test.
  • Supports increased funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and community colleges.