Freedom to Learn, in an atmosphere of choice and competition, and where parents, not government bureaus, have local control of their children’s education.

The federal and state governments have built a wall higher and higher between parents, teachers and students.  Today Washington, D.C. and Helena create endless mandates that over-burden our teachers and hamper our students.  The result?  Instead of success, this top-down system has created lower academic achievement for students and a loss of professional freedom for teachers.

I believe that parents, in conjunction with local school districts and teachers, should be returned to the driver’s seat.  Only then can communities help each student to reach his or her potential.