Education

Modernizing our education system will ensure future generations will obtain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the world.

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.

Reform Party - Modernizing Education for a Successful Future

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.

The Reform Party's Education Reform Agenda Includes:

    • Universal preschool programs and kindergarten are essential for starting our children off on the right foot. Investments in early childhood care and education save money down the line.
    • Empower parents and older children. Parents and high school students are the consumers of education, but they have less and less power in education decisions. We need to change this dynamic and give parents more control over the education of their children.
    • Enact policies to increase parental involvement in education. Studies have shown that the most successful students are the ones who have greater parental involvement.
    • Create and support non-accredited schools that focus on blending a specialized and more personalized curriculum with project-based assessment and apprenticeship. The goal of these schools is to offer a skills-based learning environment for secondary school students who want to specialize in business, technology, science, engineering, health care and the arts.
    • Treat and pay teachers as the important and respected professionals they are. We want to attract the best educators to Virginia. Therefore, we should make compensating our teachers a high priority.
    • Make it easier for qualified professionals to teach specialized classes in Virginia secondary schools.
    • Use vacant business buildings to help reduce classroom overcrowding, and reduce the long-term infrastructure costs to local school districts. These facilities can be fitted to handle more specialized learning programs, as well as be rented for adult learning and to help foreign-born students and adults master skills they need to be contributors to our communities.

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Read the Latest Articles from Our Blog

Here are three recent blog posts from the Reform Party.

Vote Against Two-Party CorruptionRead more +15 February 2020 By Michael Hackmer in Uncategorized

Don’t Vote “Blue No Matter Who” or to “Keep America Great.”

One of my closest, oldest and dearest friends, and a staunch progressive advocate, shared a video of Kim Iversen with me. For those of you who do not know, Iversen is a progressive journalist and started her own YouTube channel that has over 200,000 subscribers. People who know me understand that though I am not
Unions and PoliticsRead more +13 February 2020 By Michael Hackmer in 2020 Election

What the Nevada Culinary Union’s Position on Medicare for All Tells Us About the M4A Movement and the Democratic Candidates

A conflict has been brewing between one of Nevada’s most powerful labor unions and the Sanders campaign (indeed, the whole Medicare for All / M4A movement). For months tension had been building. But recently, the tension hit hard as Nevada’s Culinary Union 226, which represents hospitality workers in Nevada, openly circulated a flyer speaking against
Become A CandidateRead more +13 October 2019 By Nicholas Hensley in Candidates

Reform Party In Search for 2020 Candidates

The Reform Party is currently seeking candidates for federal, state and local offices, and already has several potential candidates. Ten years ago, the Reform Party held only three offices nation-wide. Through recent rebuilding efforts, the Reform Party, captured seven new offices, bringing their total to nine. “The Reform Party is looking for candidates for all
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