BERRIEN SPRINGS — Candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot appeared to have been studying from the same textbook during a forum Monday on education issues, sponsored by the Berrien/Cass School Boards Association.

“Education is the key that unlocks the doors that allow students to rise in the ranks and hit life head-on,” said Republican Rep. Aaron Miller, seeking re-election in the 59th House District, at the private event held at the Berrien RESA building in Berrien Springs.