Education – Education is one of our oldest and most important freedoms. When a child struggles in school and the school doesn’t have the resources to address the child’s needs, that child is not living free. And that child grows up without the freedom to choose her own path to prosperity. Too many kids in the West Virginia First District do not go to schools that have resources to provide the excellent education they need to thrive in a changing economy. Our kids would benefit from incentives for new teachers to commit to staying in West Virginia, standards that are consistent but flexible enough to translate at a local level so schools can provide appropriate education for their students, and resources for innovative programs designed to support and educate kids who live in poverty and hunger are crucial first steps.