Every child deserves the opportunity for a first-class education.
The top priority of our schools should be learning basic competencies, not social engineering. We call for local schools to be controlled by parents and local school boards.
Education is the great leveler in American society. It provides the opportunity for any child to rise based on hard work and achievement. Education increases income, longevity, and empowers people.
We support an education system that ensures access and opportunity for all children, blind to the color of their skin, the circumstances of their neighborhood, or the socio-economic background of their home.
We support all reasonable measures to strengthen academic standards and maximize the influence and involvement of parents in the schools.
We believe that parents will make better choices than government in almost every case and support school choice programs, voucher and tax-credit scholarships, magnet schools, charter schools, homeschooling, and educational savings accounts.
We support the abolition of all regulatory barriers that prevent parents from exercising these options.
Schools cannot function unless they are safe. In addition to providing a rigorous course of study, safety in schools for students, teachers, and staff should be the highest priority.