It is a parent’s fundamental duty to provide a quality education for their child, supported by teachers and administrators. As a parent, teacher, school administrator, and school board member, I understand the many different facets of education.
Given the uniqueness of each child, a proper education requires understanding the needs of each individual student. Being able to read, write and do arithmetic are the fundamental skills necessary for adulthood and good citizenship, but these primary subject areas are supplemented by a student’s individual interests in the sciences, arts, and humanities. I believe it is the parents who know the best way to teach their own child.
In Congress, I will continue to support parents in their role as their child’s primary educator by promoting school choice, seeking tax credits for educational expenses like tuition, and ensuring parents have a voice in what their children learn.