"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way"
- Whitney Houston
This line from the great Whitney Houston says what we all want for our children. As your future State Representative, I will work tirelessly to reverse the decline we have seen in our Hoosier State. Currently, Indiana is last in the nation in teacher salaries, and our State has lost hundreds of great teachers to our current legislatures inaction.
Ten years and the continued decline has now left us in a serious situation. I see this as an opportunity to change course. My first action will be to start the process of giving all our educators an increase in their salaries in line with our nation's average. Additionally, guaranteeing future increases to bring them back in line with where they should be. This simple step will help keep quality and qualified educators in our State.
This increase, in turn, will help our children get the type of education we all want. It will also lead to my next goal, which is bringing back classes in the arts as well as shop classes to introduce students to career choices they may not have considered.
As Whitney said, "teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside." As your State Representative, I will help make this happen.
I invite your feedback on any of these issues. Feel free to contact me.