A high-quality education is the foundation for economic and social success and the best hope for a bright future. Education fuels the engine of innovation, creates entrepreneurs, and trains the workforce of the 21st century. Education is also a fundamentally local issue. Our children are unique and extraordinary and the notion that a one-size-fits-all teaching paradigm passed down by Washington bureaucrats could ever work is foolish.

Standards not Standardization.

Local parents and educators know the skills their children need to be competitive in a modern economy and a complex world. They are the ones who are best positioned to ensure these educational needs are met, sensitive to unique differences that occur across the country but also across town.

I will fight to keep big government and DC bureaucrats out of our children’s schools and end the practice of extorting compliance from local school districts as a quid pro quo for federal dollars.


Steve ferrara is a retired member of the navy. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement from the department of defense or the navy.