I come to this position with a very unique perspective.  I have a degree from Brigham Young University.  I teach in higher education.  I attended Catholic parochial school.  I have had my children in private school, and I currently have children in both public charter and regular public schools.  Because of this vast background, I have the ability to see the benefits and hindrances to many of the different practices and programs instituted in various school systems.  With over 13 years of teaching in higher education, I can clearly see places where the general public school system is failing our children.