I believe that the best way to reform our national education system is to get the federal government out of the education business.
I am in favor of dismantling the federal Department of Education. Who do you think knows better how to educate our children in Washington state? A Washington D.C. bureaucrat or a local agency?
I believe that we should return the important issue of education back to the state and local communities because they know what the educational needs of our children are.
However, since I can tell you that almost as fact, this will never happen. The Department of Education will probably never be dismantled. Not in our lifetime anyway. So for now we have to figure out ways to work within the current system.
School vouchers are a great start to getting on the right track. Parents should be given the choice as to where they want their children educated. I do not believe that school vouchers undermine the public education system. I believe that school vouchers will foster healthy competition so that even public schools will force themselves to have better teachers, better curriculum, better test scores, and ultimately, better all around education.