Parent choice: Like most aspects of raising children, providing a first-rate education isn't a one size fits all endeavor. Our state should ensure many types of educational experiences are available and receive adequate support. High-quality Neighborhood Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, Early Education, and HomeSchooling Networks, are all necessary to meet the diverse needs of our students and parents. Parent choice is all the more important in these challenging times of remote learning. Illinois must provide strong support and accountability for its schools and educators. With high-quality choices and parent involvement, Illinois students will be well-prepared for higher education, the workforce, and service to the community.
World-class higher education: Illinois must provide adequate funding and strong accountability for universities, small colleges, trade schools, and other forms of higher education. A diverse and well-educated workforce will revitalize our economy and provide a strong job market.