Our children's education is important to the future of Texas. Our children need the best educational system possible to prepare them for higher education, trade schools, and/or for the workplace. The choice of education needs to be in the hands of the parents to ensure each child is provided the best educational opportunity available. I will support and protect local control of our public schools. During the latest legislative session, I fought for a reduction of standardized testing, classroom teacher pay increases, and a reduction in unfunded mandates to our local public schools with the goal of complete elimination. Our public schools are the backbone of our communities and should be treated as such.