I am going to be a Governor who pays attention to the needs of business, because they produce the jobs. I hear from business leaders that above all they want an educated work force; they want to keep improving our public schools.
That starts with recruiting and retaining the best teachers. Our goal should be to make our teacher compensation competitive nationally, not just with bordering states.
College or vocational school should be within the financial reach of every Oklahoma family, because today, higher education is not a luxury, it is an economic necessity.
And we need more emphasis on math and science in middle schools and high schools. The good jobs of the future are mostly high tech or bio-tech jobs. Every 10 wind turbines creates an engineering job, for example. By focusing on these areas, we can better prepare our students for the work force.