Let's support parents, students and teachers
Our state can, and has addressed our educational challenges without raising taxes. A Republican-led coalition in the Senate has insisted on making education our state's priority in the budget. I have supported these efforts that has seen over $12 billion added to K-12 education since 2013.
We need to give parents and students more control over their educational decisions and return control of our schools to our communities. I support "levy equalization" which allows communities to decide for themselves how local dollars are spent. We need local control with statewide partnerships. This is a formula for success that will support parents, students and teachers.