It's important to ensure that curriculum is age-appropriate, that it is preparing students for the real world and that teachers are afforded the time needed to cover the required material.
An appropriate level of testing serves a purpose, and we should always strive to maintain a balance between monitoring progress and preserving class time.
With unfunded mandates, increases in school population and greater individual student needs, our public schools can always use more funding to effectively manage these and other challenges.
Our young people deserve the opportunity to pursue their dreams without being saddled with high college debt. We can come up with creative and affordable solutions to offer at our public colleges and universities.