The United States ranks 1st in the world in education spending yet we have fallen to 30th in math. Our children deserve better. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Common Core curriculum have not improved our global competitiveness in key STEM metrics.

We will work to amend NCLB to allow more local input into curriculum decisions, while insuring students and teachers will be equipped to succeed in today’s global economy. Quality vocational education can provide students with marketable skills and excellent potential earnings. Progress in education must be measured by outcomes, not spending.