Danny Tarkanian, a well-educated attorney (Horsford never graduated from college) comes from a family whose every action is rooted in the education system. His mother, Lois, has a Ph.D. in education and has been as active as anyone I know in supporting Nevada’s education system. I’m not sure how Danny’s conservative views line up with his mother’s liberal views. Danny believes the U.S. Department of Education should be dissolved and the millions of dollars used to support it should be returned to all the states. It would have been a great help if Horsford had talked directly to me in the last five years about his views on education. I’ve asked him to explain those but until he does so in writing, I’ll have to assume Tarkanian has been more thoughtful and analytical in solving these very serious problems.