Education

When elected, I will work with and build the coalition of rural leaders who will fight to give our classrooms updated technology and equip our children with the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. Our children should have the same opportunities of those on the Front Range.

        We are faced with massive image issue and teacher shortages on the West Slope and many families have relocated to the Front Range because of it. Businesses choose not to locate in our region because of underfunded schools. We need teachers committed to ensuring our kids will excel in mathematics, sciences, social studies, and english; while also having access to the latest technology.

        Colorado ranks 48th in the nation when it comes to funding public education.  Republicans and Democrats continue to offer short-sighted ideas rather than tackle long-term solutions to our school funding problems.

        When elected, I will work with and build the coalition of rural leaders who will fight to give our classrooms updated technology and equip our children with the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. Our children should have the same opportunities of those on the Front Range.