Return to Learn
As a mother and a Realtor, I know the importance of great schools. Improving education is one of my campaign’s top priorities, and this year, that means making sure children are in school and receiving a full-time education.
Iowa families should have more choices for their children's education. The government has done far too much to disregard parental rights and restrict teachers. Innovation in education will never come from government-mandated standards and discounting local input.
For many people, the path to enjoying success in their career is through college education. Students who choose that route should have the option of attending a school with a college preparatory program.
Industrial Arts and Vocational Programs
While we should value college education, education should not have a one-size-fits-all goal. In order to address our state’s workforce shortage and skills gap, we need to expand vocational training programs in the K-12 schools.
Investing in education is more than just increasing the budget -- it's about where the money goes. We need to invest in our teachers and give them the resources they need to be effective in the classroom.