We must be honest and admit that our current government-run education system is failing our children and, thus, failing our nation. The return on investment that we recieve from tax dollars spent toward public education is unacceptable. If our educational system were a small business it would have collapsed and gone bankrupt long ago.

Education should be a major focus of investment for our nation that is implemented at a state level; furthermore, it is my deeply settled conviction that we should tie our budgeted money to each child and truly empower parents with choice. Freedom of choice and competition in education will open the playing field to cost-effective and innovative alternatives for schooling. Such a system will empower parents, richly bless our children, and unshackle the innovative genius of our teachers.