As a father, grandfather, and product of America's public school system, I know the critical role that education plays in America today. For generations, America has led the way in educating our young people in critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. And, our nation was founded upon the principle of being able to pursue one's dreams and ambitions on our own terms. Whether those dreams are to be an artist, musician, scientist, farmer, or doctor, I firmly believe that education starts in the home, and that parents know what’s best for their children – NOT the Federal government which is all too often more concerned with its own interests. State officials, school boards, school administrations, and local teachers in Ohio know the needs of their students much better than unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. I support decisions of parents on how to educate their children and want to empower parents to make these decisions. Each student has different needs, and every student deserves the opportunity to advance their education at a pace that is right for them. To learn more about the differing needs of today's students, I have joined the Dyslexia and eLearning caucuses.