The Constitution doesn’t allow the federal government to be involved in education. As far as government goes, educating our children should be left up to the states, where it will be better managed and funded.
Critical decisions should be made locally, letting parents, teachers, and community leaders – not out-of-touch bureaucrats in Washington – determine the most efficient use of resources.
As the Federal Government has increased the size and budget of the Department of Education, test scores and scholastic performance have markedly dropped. More money, more bureaucracy, and more government intervention are eroding this nation’s educational standards.
I also support the right of parents to educate their children as they see fit, including the right of homeschooling. Government-mandated curriculums and teaching methods do not properly account for different learning styles, leaving many children confused and falling short of their potential.
Meanwhile, home schooled children continue to excel as evidenced by their test scores and rapidly growing admission rate into some of the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions.
As a Senator, I will seek to end federal involvement in education and restore the parental right to be responsible in educating children. I support reduced taxes so that parents can allocate more of their own funds to homeschooling or private, religious schools, if they so desire.
I will work to prevent the Department of Education from regulating homeschooling and will fight to keep the Federal Government’s hands out of this promising alternative to conventional education. I recognize the potential and scholarly prowess of homeschooling and will ensure that homeschoolers are allowed the freedom to compete alongside those who attend public and private schools.