What changes would you make to federal education policy?
I will promote and expand pre-K, and work to end the practice of unfunded public school mandates on the states, and address the rising costs of college by capping student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent -- (if banks can borrow at that rate, students should be able to as well) -- and make tuition tax deductible. We want our businesses and institutions to thrive, and that means having a well-educated, well-trained work force.
Support changes that ensure that our education system is accountable to students, parents, teachers, and the taxpayer; support investment in science, technology, engineering and math to ensure that America continues to lead the world in technological innovation.
Is this issue important to you?
Not at all