The more advanced our society becomes, the more important it is for us to have higher and technical education and training available. In order for our school systems to become more successful, we must allow local control and choice to return to our system. The best thing we can do for education is to remove as much of the bureaucracy from the equation as possible, starting with eliminating the federal Department of Education. There is no correlation between spending in the Department of Education and test scores from students. Our school systems need to be dynamic and quick on their feet. They need to be able to adapt and meet the custom needs of their students and regions. And a federal bureaucracy is one of the biggest obstacles to that. Unfunded mandates and directives are destroying our schools. I will vote to end the Department of Education and return control of our schools directly to Kentucky.
We currently spend the most per student out of every country in the world, and our results are far from the best. Countries like Japan operate at much lower costs while providing substantially better results by allowing for school choice. You are not bound to your school based on where you live, but based on which school you're accepted into and choose to go to. I support any system that allows parents to be in charge of where their kids go to school.