Our men and women in uniform fight for our safety and our freedom and they deserve a leader who will fight for them. We must have a system that honors those that serve our country. In congress I will always stand up for our Veterans by;
- Increasing Military pay
- Securing funding for education and job assistance programs for our soldiers returning home from overseas
- Ensuring our soldiers and Veterans have access to world class healthcare
A world-class education system will ensure America’s continued economic dominance and will give our children the opportunity to compete and succeed. Too often, elected officials have tacitly accepted institutionalized failure in the education system by not seeking new solutions. I am determined to bring my passion for education reform and innovation to Congress.
If elected, I will work to reform failing schools, support excellence within the teaching profession, including innovative pathways to alternative certification, and utilize technology to improve the efficacy and accountability of a diverse, flexible new public education system. This system should include charter schools, where students can flourish and our communities can be renewed.