Education

We believe schools should be academically based, parent oriented, and locally controlled and that schools have a responsibility to reflect the values of the parents who are sending their kids there. And unfortunately we’re moving away from the concept of neighborhood schools toward schools that are more centrally controlled by governments. We need to move back toward a system that does reflect the values of the community. Schools have been used as a vehicle by many people to pursue particular political agendas. We don’t need to be passing out condoms in schools; we need to be passing out educations. I’ve been an educator for 15 years now and I know the importance of schools and the effect they have on children. We need to be careful about school bureaucracies that want to kowtow to particular special interest political agendas and move back toward an academic emphasis in our schools. If we can accomplish that, we can accomplish quite a bit.