In all things education, the focus must be on what helps kids learn. This simple truth seems to be lost in the midst of the partisan debates we find ourselves. Reforms must be child focused and recognize that education starts at home first. Parents and local communities are in the best position to know how best to meet the needs of each individual child, not the federal government. We must ensure that every Hoosier child will be prepared to succeed in the future through a first-rate education.