Public education is a pillar of our democracy. I believe that Texas needs to revamp how we fund our school districts. I’d also work toward legislation that ends the focus on standardized testing, which costs the state some $90 million to administer annually. I think that it’s also vital that the state starts paying its fair share again. Their failure to pay a fair share of public education costs has, in part, been responsible for the increasing property tax burden on citizens. If we want to keep our public education system high quality, then we must commit to adequate funding.