My wife Karen is a public school teacher, our kids go to Fairfax County public schools, and I graduated from a public high school. My education gave me incredible opportunities, including the chance to attend and graduate from West Point and become a Rhodes Scholar. I share the values of families in my community — we want all of our children to have the resources they need to succeed in school.

Karen is often up working until 10 or 11 PM because we haven’t given teachers like her the resources they need in the classroom, and she’s not going to let her students fail. Too often, students throughout Virginia are jammed into overcrowded classrooms and trailers and quality educators are leaving the Commonwealth for more competitive salaries elsewhere. An investment in our children’s futures is an investment in our community and in Virginia.