Virginians are rightfully worried about their children’s education. With schools spending more time teaching anti-conservative agendas, and less time teaching reading, math, and science, our educational outcomes are in rapid decline.

It’s even worse for the African American community. Virginia has a massive educational divide, with students stagnant in some of the worst educational conditions in the country. But it does not have to be this way.

Schools are falling apart because no one holds educational bureaucrats accountable. So if we want to see real results for Virginia’s students, we need to introduce real incentives for them to perform. School choice will give EVERY Virginia student the opportunities they deserve. Despite what the opposing education establishment spin, research after research has shown
school choice improves BOTH public and private systems. In other words, a rising tide raises all ships.

Finally, values matter. Parents deserve to have a say in what their children are taught in school. I support removing government overreach, one-size-fit-all mandates by reducing the footprint of the Department of Education.