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Here are six education policy themes—and associated infographics—that I hope the Presidential candidates embrace.

1. Education reform is working. Don’t stop now.

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2. College is not the only ticket to upward mobility in America.

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3. School choice is growing—and changing lives.

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4. America’s best and brightest need attention too.

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5. School discipline is under attack—that’s shortsighted and foolish.

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6. Preparing children for citizenship is an important goal of schools. Let’s restore civic education.

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This post originally appeared on the Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog and on EducationNext.

Michael Petrilli

Mike Petrilli is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow for Education Commission of the States.