The future of our nation relies on a globally competitive workforce. That workforce begins in every classroom across America. As a result, the focus must be on providing every student with a high quality education that prepares them for the future. We cannot accomplish that through one-size-fits all polices from Washington, DC.

The focus must be put back on the student with an emphasis on outcomes. Parents, teachers and local educators should be provided with maximum flexibility to provide the best education for our students as we prepare them to be the innovators and decision makers of the future.

As an active member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, I have fought for reforms that empower students, parents, and teachers to innovate on behalf of a better education system that meets the needs of the clients, students, rather than the dictates of a bureaucracy in Washington.