A good education is critical for success. While many of our country’s private and public academic institutions are regarded as the best in the world, there is a need to reform our educational system for our children in primary and secondary schools.
The key for successful reform rests in reviewing our educational systems in an independent, non-partisan dialogue. This is something that Democratic and Republican leaders have been unable to do over the last 20 years. Instead of working to benefit our children, the two-party system has instead politicized debates and increased the levels of bureaucracy in our educational system.
The Reform Party believes strongly in matching our educational system to maximize the technology available as well as the new ways of thinking in a digital age. This means less of an emphasis in our public institutions on schools that act more like factories, mass producing goods, and more like educational centers that help harness the individual skills and potential of students.
In an effort to best reform our educational system, we believe it is necessary to review the success and failures of the current system, identify the right kinds of benchmarks we want our schools to reach and expand the public-private partnership in education to help fuel innovation as well as future job growth here in America.