Better Schools for Alabama
The performance in our schools has crashed. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2019, Alabama’s schools were ranked the lowest state in the country for 4th and 8th grade math.
In US News and World Report’s 2021 ranking of states, Alabama scored 47th nationally in education.1 Meanwhile, education revenue has soared. This disproves the education lobby’s argument that more money is the answer. 2
We must deconstruct the education bureaucracy that is failing our kids and rebuild it with parents, teachers and principals fully in charge of the success of our students. School choice must be available for the parent or guardian of every student. We need more options tailored to each child’s needs.
We need to stand up for and support our teachers. This means paying them well and removing disruptive students from the classroom.
We need to empower our principals. Principals need to have the "backs" of their teachers, allowing them to do their jobs, and the governor must have the "backs" of our principals so they can empower our teachers to work with our parents to do what is best for our children.
We must fight for both principals and teachers to receive additional compensation and bonuses tied to improving grade scores in their respective schools.
We must stop liberals from turning our schools into laboratories of social experimentation. Girls’ sports and bathrooms must be protected from boys claiming to be girls.
We will spearhead legislation to permanently ban the teaching of critical race theory as a legitimate worldview in our K—12 schools.