Mark's Stance on Education

A nation that puts its teachers first will be the nation that leads the world. 

On day one, I will work on appropriations to pay Texas teachers a wage that is above the national average. I will press states to adopt better funding approaches themselves. I would condition access to additional Title I funding on states chipping in more funding, adopting more progressive funding formulas, and allocating funding consistently with these new formulas. This would ensure that both the federal government and state governments are aligned and do their part to equitably fund public schools.

I support eliminating the Department of Education and returning power over education decisions to those closest to students.
Education for our children should not be dictated by Washington bureaucrats but by local experts with parent involvement and rewards for excellence. Taxpayer money should not go to D.C. to strip funds off the top to fund a dysfuctional Department of Education.