As the mother of a rising pre-k student, improving our schools is a priority for me. Every child deserves access to an excellent education. I attended a Georgia public high school and was able to afford college because of the HOPE Scholarship. Providing opportunities like these to help our children find a successful path secures the future of Georgia. Kids are being asked to focus so much on testing and not enough on creativity, skill building, or learning. I want our teachers to be paid well, have the supplies they need, and able to get kids excited about their classes – not just forced to teach for the next standardized test.