Access to a quality education can change a child’s life. My dad was a Holocaust survivor who came to America with limited education. My parent’s dream of providing me a better life began with an emphasis on education. That led to my educational advocacy as an adult and my years of serving as a Watertown School Board Member.
Since first elected to the South Dakota House, I have served on the House Education Committee, providing oversight of K12 and postsecondary education in South Dakota.
I believe parents should be the primary decision makers about their children's education whether it's public education, homeschooling, or private education. I also believe it is our responsibility to ensure all children have equal opportunity to receive a world class education within a reasonable tax structure.