Our public school system is under incredible stress — a stress manufactured by the small group of politicians my opponent belongs to.  They constantly underfund our public schools and then blame the teachers for the results of this underfunding. We need to provide our teachers with the training, the materials, and the environment required for them to be successful. This starts with smaller class sizes. This should not be a liberal vs. conservative issue. But that is how my out-of-touch opponent describes it. In the real world, properly educating our next generation is simply common sense.