Tyler's platform consists of 5 key principles, based on a simple premise: good jobs and a good educational system will lead to a prosperous state.
They are as follows:
1. The fostering of an economic environment that encourages entrepreneurship and small business development. 51 percent of private employees work for small businesses, and we cannot afford to crowd them out.
2. The dedication of resources towards mental health counseling in public schools. By addressing mental health concerns in adolescents, we can not only gain a better understanding of the underlying causes (and in some cases prevent child abuse) we can work to reduce the nearly 25 million suicides that occur in America each year.
3. The dedication of resources towards a more comprehensive and leading STEM curriculum in public high schools. The advancement of technology will lead to the advancement of humanity. Plain and simple.
4. Prisoner reeducation: 85 percent of juveniles who encounter the court system are functionally illiterate, as are 60 percent of adult prisoners. Those who receive literacy help in prison return just 16% of the time after release, compared to 70% of those who do not. Furthermore, every $1 invested in prisoner education saves $4 to $5 in expenses related to reimprisoning offenders. The program will only be available to non-violent offenders.
5. A top to bottom overview of the state's budget looking for inefficiencies that could help pay for these initiatives. In the long term, a well-educated and entrepreneurial populace will more than pay for the costs associated.