I believe every child is entitled to a first rate education, a safe learning environment and the opportunity to succeed academically. Unfortunately, the State of California is failing to meet the needs of many children.
Throughout California voters elect Trustees to their local schools boards. Unfortunately, local school boards often have their hands tied. For too long Sacramento has handcuffed local educators and local school boards in the form of mandates and purse strings that remove the flexibility local educators need to do what is best for their students.
I am committed to returning control to the local level. I believe that local school boards, administrators, educators and most importantly PARENTS know what is best for their children, not bureaucrats in Sacramento. I believe that given the flexibility to determine what is best for their students, local decision makers, those closest to the students, can and will meet the needs of everyone of our children.