Educating the next generation is society's highest priority. My first job out of college, three years teaching science to middle and high school students, exposed me to the challenges and rewards of education.
Improving education requires a multi-faceted approach. Simple minded increases in expenditures do not guarantee higher quality education. New York State has one of the highest per capita expenditures, but ranks low in quality of education. Greater parental involvement, school vouchers, charter schools, and education system accountability provide the flexibility to meet every student's needs.