Parents and teachers should drive our school system in America.
But too often they’re being shoved into the back seat.
In 1979, the U.S. Department of Education was created by Jimmy Carter.
Since that time the federal government, step by step, has exerted more and more influence over American education.
This is bad for America and for Maryland.
From No Child Left Behind to Race to the Top and now to the “Strengthening America’s Schools Act” currently being considered in Congress one thing is for sure. . .
. . . all of these initiatives have and will continue to go down in flames.
This is because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to education.
Every child is unique.
Parents and teachers know best what works for their children, not federal bureaucrats in Washington DC.
That’s why as soon as I take office I’ll be introducing a bill to get Maryland completely out of implementing the national Common Core Standards.
Common Core should be discontinued and stripped of all funding. Period.
I’ll also introduce initiatives to give parents more options in educating their children outside of the public education system.
It’s time to start talking about Maryland asserting independence from federal encroachment on education.
I firmly believe that school choice is the civil rights issue of our day.
Children all across Maryland from Baltimore City to Worcester County are being left behind because they have no choices.
We need to force the conversation about school choice and educational freedom in Annapolis and I’m prepared to do that.
Families shouldn’t be penalized by having to pay double just to send their child somewhere other than the public education system.
For District 35,