The Conservative Party recognizes that a good education is vital for members of society to prosper. We believe that every parent should have the opportunity to send their children to the best schools available. Educational tax credits should be available to parents. We believe that state government should set the minimum standards, but that local governments should have control without the mandates of common core. English should be established as the official language and bilingual educational programs should be eliminated.  All disruptive violent students should be removed and placed in schools that have the ability to handle their distractions. Teachers who have acted in any seriously unprofessional manner must be stripped of tenure and prevented from teaching in the future. We oppose allowing Courts to determine New York State’s system for educational financing and support. We also oppose the establishment and funding of any educational institute by any municipality that seeks to promote a culture or history that does not support the United States Constitution. We support the merit testing of students for admission into specialized high schools.  School districts that decide to permit school personnel to have access to firearms should be provided training and support by state and local law enforcement.