State of Ohio Archives: on Education


Josh Mandel: Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools

Whether it's home-schooling, private schools, public schools or charter schools, I believe the choice of what's best for children should be in the hands of their parents--not some bureaucrat in Columbus. I believe that applying free market principles to the education world will make all ships rise, and ultimately produce stronger, more disciplined and better educated children to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.

I recently had the honor of speaking to thousands of parents and children who were rallying at our Statehouse for the expansion of school choice. Representing various races, religions and socioeconomic classes, these families came from all corners of the state to brave the cold and have their voices heard regarding our fight to expand educational opportunities in Ohio.

This is an issue that should bring together Republicans, Democrats and Independents, as it is foundational to the strength and prosperity of our nation.

Source: Speech at a school choice rally in Columbus, Ohio Mar 22, 2011

Michael Pryce: Federal funding for K-12 school vouchers

Q: Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?

A: No.

Q: Do you support federal funding for charter schools?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?

A: No.

Source: Ohio Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Lee Fisher: Where you grow up should not determine where you end up

As a father, public servant & children's advocate, I believe strongly that we all have a shared obligation to ensure every child has the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. In order to meet that obligation, it is imperative that we provide Ohio's children with a quality education and a safe place to learn and grow.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Eric Fingerhut: Teach abstinence; require exit exams in high schools

Source: Ohio Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 5, 2002

Eric Fingerhut: Better teacher pay; expanded early education

I support an intensive effort to assure that high quality, certified teachers are available in every classroom. This effort would include improvements in teacher training, increase the evaluation of teacher performance and increase salaries. I also support expanding early childhood education.
Source: Ohio Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 5, 2002

Bob Taft: Implement system of standards, assessments & accountability

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Bob Taft: Ohio’s success depends on keeping education as #1 priority

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Bob Taft: Called for 20,000 reading tutors; program is succeeding

In my Inaugural Address, I called for 20,000 Ohioans to serve as volunteer reading tutors. Frankly, some thought I was setting the bar too high. I did not. I am pleased to report today we have far surpassed our goal - more than 27,000 Ohioans are making a difference by tutoring a child! In spite of all our progress, we cannot rest! We cannot rest until every child learns how to read in elementary school - until every child graduates from high school prepared for college or for the jobs of today.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Joyce Beatty: Adequately fund Ohio public schools

Q: Please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected, and how you would fund it.

A: My active legislative platform will be:

Source: Ohio Legislative 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Charlie Wilson: More funding for teachers

Source: 1998 Ohio Legislative National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Lee Fisher: Encourage charters & corporate investment

Source: Ohio Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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2012 Presidential contenders on Education:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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