Education

  I would propose large scale reform to our education system, beginning with standardizing testing. As a father six children, many who are in school, I feel that state testing is more harmful than helpful. 

    The Indiana Constitution states that the general assembly provide for a common school system and general uniformity. I believe this has gone too far. I would amend the constitution and let each county fund the school districts and keep it's own tax money raised for such purposes. The way in which schools were funded early in statehood were a result from low population and no presence of modern technology. 

    I believe the accrediting boards restrict the ability for smaller and specialized schools to be opened. We need a new approach to education in Indiana, something more effective than the monopoly districts we have now. The state spends billions of dollars on what many would argue to be ineffective education programs.