New Mexico is 50th in education. For far too long politicians have put liberal bureaucrats and their ideology ahead of parents and kids.  They have forced our kids into failing schools, somehow believing the same old policies would yield different results. Mark will give parents a stronger voice when it comes to their children’s education.

That future starts with empowering parents, emphasizing local control, and getting money out of bureaucracy and into the classroom. We must increase options in our schools — grow the charter school technical and vocational programs within our public schools, so our graduates are ready for the workforce when they graduate.

Mark believes our schools should be focused on teaching our children to master core subjects, rather than trying to indoctrinate kids in liberal ideology. The prolonged closure of our schools by Governor Lujan Grisham exposed the fragile mental health condition of our youth and set them even further behind children in neighboring states. We must invest more in tutoring and programs designed to help our kids makeup for the lost learning they have suffered as a result of the Governor’s extreme approach, while addressing their mental health needs.

We need to make sure we have a great teacher in every classroom and a great principal leading every school. Mark will support policies that attract great minds to work with our children, including transitioning from other occupations into the classroom.