States, counties, and cities should be free to decide their own curriculum. As Congressman, I will fight to keep the Department of Education’s micromanagement OUT of the hair of Las Vegas schools. If the federal government brings our troops home from the War on Terror, over $100 billion of spending would be cut. I would be willing to reinvest $5 billion in education to save $95 billion that would have been spent on the ongoing wars.
The most important issue disturbing me is the way Nevada schools are cutting programs and services to the poorest neighborhoods while administrators are getting pay raises. The Clark County School Board and many administrators don’t even realize the games they play with budgets on a page have real-world consequences for the working class. That’s a state and local issue, not a federal issue, but not everything I do as Congressman has to be a House vote!