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David Walker on Education

 


Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Parents choose schools via vouchers"?

A: Yes, with protections to prevent abuse an ensure equity.

Q: What sort of protections?

A: To prevent discrimination and ensure that equal opportunities are being afforded.

Source: Phone interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 3, 2012

No school prayer, but moment of silence ok

Q: What is your opinion on teacher-led prayer in public schools?

A: Oppose. But I would support allowing a teacher-led moment of silence for prayer, reflection or whatever. This exists in certain states, including Virginia where my kids went to school.

Q: Public or private?

A: Some time in public schools and some in parochial schools.

Source: Phone interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 1, 2012

Basic national standards; local control for curriculum

Q: When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion? A: Choice B, with a few minimum national standards.

Q: What should those national standards cover?

A: Things like math, science, financial literacy, and civic responsibility.

Source: AmericansElect phone questionnaire by OnTheIssues.org , Mar 30, 2012

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Page last updated: May 31, 2012