Johnson believes that education decisions are best made by parents, teachers, and state and local school boards. As a product of public education and the parent of children who went to public schools (Johnson’s youngest will be starting the fourth grade this year), Bill strongly believes that Washington bureaucrats should not be dictating programs and curriculums to states.
Recently Johnson supported the “Student Success Act” which would provide states the freedom to develop the standards that they believe will best serve their students. Specifically, it prevents the administration from using tax dollars as a weapon to force states to adopt the “Common Core” standards. Johnson will continue to support policies that restore local control, reduce the federal footprint in our classrooms, support and reward good teachers, and empower parents to have a greater voice and more choices in their children’s education.