State of Maine Archives: on Education

Eliot Cutler: Earlier schooling; longer school year; more school funding

Every child in Maine deserves the opportunity to learn at a great public school. We can ensure the future prosperity of Maine by focusing on educating our children and empowering their teachers and principals. We must improve and expand early childhood education, extend the school calendar by 10 days, encourage parental and community participation, and fix school funding, because the quality of the schools shouldn't be based on what zip code you live in.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, Dec 31, 2013

Eliot Cutler: Pay it Forward, Pay it Back: tuition-free college

Even though Maine's students graduate from high school at among the highest rates in the country, too few go on to study in our universities and community colleges. We've allowed tuition to rise to 13% higher than the national average. Making higher education in Maine more affordable is a sure-fire way to broaden opportunity. We should consider implementing "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back," a plan to create a fund to support tuition-free post-high school education for Maine high school graduates.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, Dec 31, 2013

Charlie Summers: Supports vouchers, charters, magnet schools, standard tests

Source: Maine Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Cynthia Dill: More funding for schools, teachers, and Head Start

Source: Maine 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

Angus King: More teacher development; more school construction

Source: Maine Governor 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Angus King: Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed

Source: Maine Governor 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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