Education

Education

Education  Federal bureaucracy involvement in local schools is a disaster for students and their parents. Our whole education system — from K-12, trade schools to colleges and universities — needs an overhaul. Get the federal government and all its mandates out of education.

I support putting teachers, parents, and local officials in control of education. Also, by allocating education dollars to students and their parents to choose an education path best suited to their individual needs and ambitions, the result will be increased competition to improve the quality of education for all.

  • Primary and secondary education must be returned to local control. Federal mandates have lowered the quality of education and driven up costs.
  • Students must be prepared for today’s hi-tech environment with skills employers need.
  • Community colleges and trade schools must ensure quality training for craftsmen and other technical jobs.
  • The federal government’s $1.3 trillion college-loan program is ripe with corruption, is extremely costly, and operates on unsecure, easily compromised government computers that contain critical student and parent personal data.
  • The competitive private sector — not Washington bureaucrats — must run the college-loan program and be responsible that personal data be held on secure computers.
  • Many of today’s college graduates have crushing student-loan debts and lack the skills and opportunities to get a good job. Higher education has run amok. And we are paying for it. Federal subsidies must cease; colleges must return to imparting knowledge.

— Michael Del Rosso