We need strong education policy to prepare our next generation of leaders to face the challenges of tomorrow.
The future of America depends on the next generation. I strongly believe every school must face tough scrutiny and challenge itself to raise standards and push for the best in each of its students. Competition through choice would be a catalyst for vast improvements in underperforming public school systems, including those serving large numbers of low-income students.
I have successfully worked to strengthen teacher training programs and increase student loan forgiveness for many highly qualified teachers. I am working to help schools in rural areas and those near military bases. Most importantly, I am working to ensure that New Mexico school districts have the flexibility necessary to educate students of all backgrounds so they can learn and achieve in the classroom.
See also information on student financial aid.