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Education: 2020 contenders' views

Details: Education is the great equalizer on path to middle class. (Aug 2017) Revolution needed in child-care and preschool jobs. (Nov 2016) No privatization; no vouchers; charters only with standards. (Nov 2016) Low income kids deserve free education, including college. (Feb 2016)

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Background on Education

Details: DOE: The Department of Education spent $38 billion last year (2% of the federal budget). But federal spending only accounts for 9% of education spending; most of the annual $600 billion comes from state & local sources. Hard-core conservatives favor abolishing the Department of Education, which was a Republican Party platform plank in the 1980s.

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George W. Bush on Education

Details: Expand Education Savings Accounts to $5000 per year Bush proposed: Establishing a Charter School Homestead Fund with $3 billion in federal loan guarantees to help launch 2,000 new charter schools. Consolidating 60 types of federal education grants into five.

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Republican Party on Education

Details: Congress can help strengthen higher education and control costs by removing burdensome and duplicative federal requirements that prevent institutions from delivering higher education in more creative, cost-effective ways. Source: A Better Way: Our Vision for the Economy (GOP Blueprint) , Jun 14, 2016.

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Education: Arizona Political Leaders' views

Details: Doug Ducey on Education : Republican Governor: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Doug Ducey on other issues. Parents have new options, we should empower them. (Jan 2021) Invest in teachers, students and K-12 public schools.

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Education: Texas Political Leaders' views

Details: Right to education: public, private, charter, or homeschool. (Mar 2015) We should thank parents who homeschool. (Mar 2015) Local control of education instead of Common Core. (Mar 2015) School choice is a deep passion of mine. (Mar 2014) Facilitate school choice for poor Americans. (Jan 2014)

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Lyndon Johnson on Education

Details: For years the Democrats talked about bringing education to the masses, but federal aid never happened. It was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in the Johnson administration that burst the opposition and for the first time the poorest child in the bleakest ghetto or on the most remote rural farm has a chance to get an adequate education.

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Ronald Reagan on Education

Details: 1980 platform plank: abolishing Department of Education. In 1980, Ronald Reagan campaigned for the presidency on a platform that included abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Only recently created by President Jimmy Carter as a political favor to the teachers' unions, the department had failed to deliver either better test scores or

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Education: Minnesota Political Leaders' views

Details: Abolishing the Department of Education is a good idea. (Nov 2011) Mother of all repeal bills for federal Dept. of Education. (Sep 2011) Founded a charter school for at-risk kids. (Jun 2011) Education tax credits for tuition at private schools. (Jun 2011) Charter school ran …

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Education: South Carolina Political Leaders' views

Details: Apply faith; education is not government responsibility. (Jul 2009) A-PLUS Act: step away from federal control via school choice. (Jul 2009) $5,000 per-student voucher to create private investment. (Jul 2009) Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)

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Richard Nixon on Education

Details: Richard Nixon on Education; Political pundits. 1954: Racially integrated schools as model for rest of world Nixon talked with approval about the Supreme Court's May 17 decision, which, under the heading of Brown v.Board of Education, overturned state laws that established separate schools for white and Negro students.He said, "there is no reason why Americans regardless of race, creed, or

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Education: West Virginia Political Leaders' views

Details: Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996) Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994) Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994) Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

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Donald Trump on Education

Details: Education spending: "People are tired of spending more money on education than any nation in the world per capita." Local control of education: "Education has to be local." American education in an international context: "We're 26th in the world. 25 countries are better than us at education. And some of them are like third world countries.

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Kevin Brady on Education

Details: The National Education Association has a long, proud history as the nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States," the NEA has remained

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Education: Iowa Political Leaders' views

Details: True Local Control: TLC for public schools. (Feb 2014) Getting government out of education is the ultimate goal. (Jan 2014) Fred Hubbell on Education. Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Fred Hubbell on other issues.

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Education: North Carolina Political Leaders' views

Details: Provide continual education for those in the work force. (Dec 2007) A comprehensive plan to improve education. (Dec 2007) Should have universal pre-Kindergarten for all 4-year-olds. (Oct 2007) Make community colleges & public universities free. (Sep 2007) Think of education as a birth-to-death experience in America. (Sep 2007)

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Colin Powell on Education

Details: These include school reform efforts (to ensure that students are engaged in relevant, challenging, and interesting learning) and education about economics and business, internships, work study, vocational and career counseling, and on-the-job experience that expose them to career opportunities and job skills.

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John McCain on Education

Details: Education is the civil rights issue of this century. Equal access to public education has been gained. But what is the value of access to a failing school? We need to shake up failed school bureaucracies with competition, empower parents with choice. Let’s remove barriers to qualified instructors, attract and reward good teachers, and help

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Ron Paul on Education

Details: Source: Education Improvement Tax Cut Act (H.R.611) 03-HR0611 on Feb 5, 2003 Rated 67% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. Paul scores 67% by the NEA on public education issues . The National Education Association has a long, proud history as the nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public

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Harry S Truman on Education

Details: Click here for AmericansElect.org quiz by Harry S Truman. Other past presidents on Education: Harry S Truman on other issues: Former Presidents: Barack Obama (D,2009-2017) George W. Bush (R,2001-2009) Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001) George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)

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Bill Clinton on Education

Details: Education is the best possible investment in people In the first 100 days of the new Congress, the new Republican majority kept their promise to bring all 10 items in the Contract With America to a vote. Speaker Newt Gingrich celebrated with a nationally televised speech.

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J.B. Pritzker on Education

Details: Universal preschool is educational priority. Investing in early childhood is the single most important education policy decision government can make, and it has proven to provide a significant return on investment. That's why I'm proposing funding the Early Childhood Block Grant at $594 million, an increase of $100 million from fiscal year 2019.

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Ron DeSantis on Education

Details: Ron DeSantis on Education. Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that--. States and local educational agencies should maintain the right and responsibility of determining educational curricula; the Federal Government should not incentivize the adoption of common education standards; and.

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Joe Biden on Education

Details: Restore education program cuts slated for vocational education, adult education, GEAR UP, and TRIO. Increase the maximum Pell Grant scholarship to $4,500 immediately. Increases future math and science teacher student loan forgiveness to $23,000. Pay for the education funding by closing $10.8 billion in corporate tax loopholes.

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Barack Obama on Education

Details: Restore education program cuts slated for vocational education, adult education, GEAR UP, and TRIO. Increase the maximum Pell Grant scholarship to $4,500 immediately. Increases future math and science teacher student loan forgiveness to $23,000. Pay for the education funding by closing $10.8 billion in corporate tax loopholes.

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John Kerry on Education

Details: The Public Education Reinvestment, Reinvention and Responsibility Act (Three R's) [is] the common ground from which bipartisan compromise on education reform will be successfully achieved. The Three R’s would provide public schools with significantly increased funding and flexibility, increasing federal investment in education by $35 billion

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Bob Casey on Education

Details: collaborate with early childhood education providers, services providers, and families in creating a continuum of high quality development and learning for children in the community and school settings. Directs the Secretary to establish a panel of leading experts in elementary and early childhood education

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Jim Davis on Education

Details: The Public Education Reinvestment, Reinvention and Responsibility Act (Three R's) [is] the common ground from which bipartisan compromise on education reform will be successfully achieved. The Three R’s would provide public schools with significantly increased funding and flexibility, increasing federal investment in education by $35 billion

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John Ensign on Education

Details: Restore education program cuts slated for vocational education, adult education, GEAR UP, and TRIO. Increase the maximum Pell Grant scholarship to $4,500 immediately. Increases future math and science teacher student loan forgiveness to $23,000. Pay for the education funding by closing $10.8 billion in corporate tax loopholes.

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Jeff Merkley on Education

Details: History making efforts that improved education in Oregon. Under Jeff’s leadership as Speaker of the House, the 2007 legislature. Passed a landmark bi-partisan education budget which increased K-12 and higher education funding by 18% over 2005. Increased funding for Oregon’s pre-kindergarten/Head Start Program that will allow 75% of eligible

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Charles Schumer on Education

Details: Restore education program cuts slated for vocational education, adult education, GEAR UP, and TRIO. Increase the maximum Pell Grant scholarship to $4,500 immediately. Increases future math and science teacher student loan forgiveness to $23,000. Pay for the education funding by closing $10.8 billion in corporate tax loopholes.

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John F. Kennedy on Education

Details: Federal aid to education was dead. Source: "Kennedy" by Ted Sorensen, p. 359-262, Jan 1, 1965 The human mind is our fundamental resource Kennedy linked education to our military, scientific and economic strength. "Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource."

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Ben Carson on Education

Details: Our public education system has become a propaganda system On school choice, Carson said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2015, "I'm ready for school choice. We need to recognize education is the great …

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John Kerry on Education

Details: The Public Education Reinvestment, Reinvention and Responsibility Act (Three R's) [is] the common ground from which bipartisan compromise on education reform will be successfully achieved. The Three R’s would provide public schools with significantly increased funding and flexibility, increasing federal investment in education by $35 billion

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Mike DeWine on Education

Details: Restore education program cuts slated for vocational education, adult education, GEAR UP, and TRIO. Increase the maximum Pell Grant scholarship to $4,500 immediately. Increases future math and science teacher student loan forgiveness to $23,000. Pay for the education funding by closing $10.8 billion in corporate tax loopholes.

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Stacey Abrams on Education

Details: Public education is the beating heart of our state and a fundamental obligation. As Minority Leader, Stacey advocated for fully-funded quality public education, demanded comprehensive support for struggling schools and opposed attempts to privatize our public schools.

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Education: Michigan Political Leaders' views

Details: Jennifer Granholm on Education : Democratic Governor (MI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Granholm on other issues. Raise K-12 funding from $6,875 per pupil to $7,075. (Nov 2006) 2002: Invest in early education through college scholarships.

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Education: Arkansas Political Leaders' views

Details: Education is the catalyst to strong economy and prosperity. (Dec 2017) Mike Ross on Education. Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues. AdWatch: Unwavering commitment to our children and schools.

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Thom Tillis on Education

Details: Brannon said he believe in no federal and state education standards. "Common Core became law under Thom's watch," he said. "[It] destroyed education with the Department of Education." Tillis said he opposes Common Core and he identified the U.S. Education Department when asked to identify a federal cabinet agency he would eliminate.

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John Lewis on Education

Details: The National Education Association has a long, proud history as the nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States," the NEA has remained

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George Bush Sr. on Education

Details: The fact happens to be that education spending is up by the government. But here's the point he misses. The federal government spends 7% of the total on education, and the state governments & local governments & the thousand points of light, and I'm talking about private schools & private church schoo and things of this nature--are putting up 93%.

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Joseph Lieberman on Education

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Mitch McConnell on Education

Details: Restore education program cuts slated for vocational education, adult education, GEAR UP, and TRIO. Increase the maximum Pell Grant scholarship to $4,500 immediately. Increases future math and science teacher student loan forgiveness to $23,000. Pay for the education funding by closing $10.8 billion in corporate tax loopholes.

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Angus King on Education

Details: Education: Help parents send their children to private schools with public money? Brakey: Yes. Supports tax credit for parents who opt out of the public education system. King: No. "Public schools are the idea at the heart of democracy." Ringelstein: No. Invest public funds in public schools, not voucher or privatization programs.

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Newt Gingrich on Education

Details: The collapse of math and science education in the US and the relative decline of investment in basic research is an enormous strategic threat to American national security. There is a grave danger that the US will find itself collapsing in scientific and technological capabilities in our lifetime.

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Ben Carson on Education

Details: Education has power to lift families out of destitution I know from my own experience of having been raised in dire poverty by a single mother that education has a great power in bridging socio-economic divides and lifting entire families out of destitution. My mother, who is the hero in my life, was one of two dozen children.

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