K-12 Performance and Accountability:
Michigan and the nation have implemented several reforms to education over the years, almost always with mixed results. I believe we need to reevaluate what works well and design better accountability when policies fail. The primary focus of K-12 policy should guarantee our children are the first priority. We need to empower great teachers to use the methods that work best in their own classrooms and we need to hold public and charter schools equally accountable for their performance.
University and Technical Education:
Secondary education is a necessity for more career fields now than ever before. We need policies that increase access to universities and technical training, support for young people willing to work hard and invest in their future, and oversight to punish predatory scams designed to take advantage of students.