Rand Paul has a column on education in the Courier-Journal. I really like it how he is getting his views (as well as your's and mine) out there:
The status quo traps many in a crumbling system of hopelessness. That’s a sobering fact that we need to meet head-on.
In America, poverty should not destine a child to educational failure. Instead, we all should have access to a great education, whether we live on a country club lane or in government housing.
I believe equality in education will only be achieved when we allow school choice for all: rich or poor, white, brown or black. Let the taxes paid for education follow every student to the school of his or her family’s choice.
Competition has made America the most prosperous nation in history. Competition can make our educational system the envy of the world.