“We have an obligation to our children and to everybody else out there to give them the skills they need to compete in this rapidly changing world.”
“We need to be constantly looking at what's the best thing to do in education. When we invest in literacy in K-12 … we don't get a return out of that until six, eight, ten, fifteen years down the road.”
A third-generation Idahoan, Brad Little always knew the value of hard work and service. A graduate of Idaho public schools and the University of Idaho, Brad learned the value of a high-quality public education early on.
As lieutenant governor, Brad has supported efforts to improve conditions for Idaho’s students, teachers, and working families. Some of these include increasing the percentage of adults with postsecondary degrees, raising teacher salaries, and incorporating agricultural education programs into the K-12 system. In order to raise, produce, and keep in-state occupational talent, Brad is determined to close opportunity gaps between children in rural and urban areas.
Throughout his life, Brad has found ways to serve his community. He sat on the boards of the Idaho Community Foundation and the Emmett Public School Foundation.