Public education is in a crisis as we see with the budget cuts, layoffs, and shortened school weeks statewide. These are not a result of lazy teachers, fiscal mismanagement by our school districts, or salaries of school administration. These cuts are a direct result of the fiscal mismanagement and lack of economic foresight by the elected officials at the state Capitol. We need a change! Denise will fight vigorously to turn back the attacks made in the form of bills that support the privatization and deregulation of public education, and to ensure the education of our children is a priority every year.