Issue Position: Improving Education

Issue Position

Date: June 10, 2010
Issues: Education

"My work in education has taught me that we are making it difficult for teachers to teach. The education of our children is not something that can be dictated from Washington or Madison. We need to return to local control of education, and bring the dollars we send to Washington back to Wisconsin's local school districts." -- Ron Johnson

Ron will vote to reduce federal mandates that strip power from states and local school boards, and instead provide for more local control over education.

Ron supports reforming the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to reduce waste in education spending and return more flexibility and decision-making powers to states, local school boards and teachers. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't fit Wisconsin.

Ron approaches education issues with passion to improve our children's future and first-hand insight gained through years of experience. Ron has served in a variety of education leadership roles in the greater Oshkosh area including Oshkosh Chamber's Partners in Education Council; Building Chair, Lourdes High School Addition; Board Member and President, Lourdes Foundation; Member, President's Advisory Council, Unified Catholic School of Oshkosh; Board member, Center for Applied Research & Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. His children attended both public and parochial schools, and all three attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.