Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.


Public education was a founding principle for this nation, moving us from an age where only the wealthy could afford to study. I believe in the transformative power of education, which enlightens and expands the mind beyond individual experience. Ongoing government support of education must be approached with wisdom and nonpartisan altruistic intent. For their dedicated efforts to enlighten young minds, the state has an obligation to pay wages teachers can live on. While public education works for most children, it is not for all. I have home-schooled as well as enrolled my children in public and private school, depending on individual needs, local conditions, and our family circumstances.

I support and will defend quality public education, school choice, and parental rights in deciding how to educate their children.

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

Albert Einstein