I support school choice and local control. I especially support School Safety, whatever it takes, securing entrances, more school resource officers, arming faculty and staff, whatever it takes to make sure our students and teachers come home alive each day. For too many years, Colorado politicians have failed to do what is necessary to improve the quality and funding of our K-12 public schools. Good things are happening every day in classrooms across Colorado – with dedicated teachers, administrators and parents working together. But it is also undeniable that for too long, too many kids in too many schools have been left out and behind.
We need to challenge the status quo, restore high expectations and put students first. It is time to combine the best ideas from Republicans, Democrats and Independents so our schools and students can achieve their full potential. I will lead on education where the opposition has failed.