Public education is an area that the federal government continues to override the rights of the states to govern themselves. I believe education is the cornerstone of a person’s development. However, as a libertarian who favors limited government, I advocate for the removal of the U.S. Department of Education (US Ed). The education system we have in place is severely flawed as a ‘one size fits all’ approach to educational standards. I favor a system that lets the states become more autonomous in handling their own educational procedures and standards.
If elected, I would work to:
- Convert the US Ed into a federal accreditation board, as a transitional phase toward dissolving the department, that makes sure that the state-level Departments of Education are adhering to a minimum acceptable curriculum standard, allowing schools to better able choose for themselves what they want to teach their students
- Transition school funding from a federal level to state and local levels
- Collaborate with state legislators encompassed by the 4th District to create a seamless change-over plan to make Mississippi educationally autonomous, because our state government knows better than the federal government in how to administrate its educational future
- Advocate in the state, but not federally, for classes and annual reviews of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution with grade appropriate tests to re-instill appreciation of our country’s history and unique form of government into our children