Nothing is more important to our nation’s future – and to spreading equality and opportunity – than improving public education.
America used to lead the world in academic achievement, but we’ve fallen behind our peers. Too many schools are failing their students, and too many students are being denied the opportunity to succeed to the best of their abilities – particularly students from low-income families. That jeopardizes America’s future, and it contradicts the values we stand for as a nation. The right formula can greatly improve students’ odds for success: more accountability for school success, more choices for students, and more support for principals and teachers. We need to elect leaders who are willing to stand up for our kids and improve our schools, and to support educators who are bringing innovation to education.
Developing the next ambitious and competitive workforce of the 21st century starts with education.