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John Garamendi on Education

 


Ensure that teachers have the resources they need

Teachers are the key to unlocking the future for the next generation. For students to prosper and learn, teachers must have the resources, training and professional support to meet the challenge. A teacher must feel secure in their job and professional environment, and assistance should be available to help solve the complex social and learning problems they encounter every day in the classroom. Policy makers must ensure that teachers have access to the critical resources needed to succeed; they must never be made into scapegoats for political gain. Reform proposals must be designed in conjunction with those who spend their days in the classroom--not hatched in isolation in academic or government ivory towers.

I believe the women and men who choose teaching are answering the highest calling. They do so knowing they will not become rich or famous, but knowing they can create hope and opportunity for every child. The least we can do is honor and reward their personal and professional commitment.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, www.garamendi.org, "Issues" , Nov 3, 2009

No greater responsibility than educating our children

As a society, we have no greater responsibility than educating our children. When we discuss education we must always put the children first. Students must be our top priority. We cannot flourish as a society if we fail to provide the next generation wit hope for their future and the tools to succeed. It is only by investing in our children and their education that we ensure that every child has possibility of achieving the American dream.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, www.garamendi.org, "Issues" , Nov 3, 2009

Budget cuts directly lower school quality

The quality of education is directly related to the quality of support we provide to teachers, students, administrators, schools and families. Schools cannot ensure a high-quality learning environment when budget cuts force school and community libraries to close, eliminate instructional assistants, and reduce vital school and community support programs. Recent reductions in public college and K-12 education funding have caused teachers to receive layoff notices or go without salary increases.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, www.garamendi.org, "Issues" , Nov 3, 2009

$25B to renovate or repair elementary schools.

Garamendi signed Fix America's Schools Today Act (FAST)

Source: HR2948&S1597 11-HR2948 on Sep 15, 2011

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Education: John Garamendi on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Antonio Villaraigosa
Eric Garcetti
Hilda Solis
Jerry Brown
Jerry Sanders
Neel Kashkari
CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
FL-13:David Jolly(R)
FL-19:Curt Clawson(R)
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
Won primary 2014:
TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)

Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

Former Reps running for House in 2014:
AL-5: Parker Griffith(R)
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
GA-11:Bob Barr(R)
CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
Lost primary 2014:
TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)

Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
CA-11:George Miller(D)
CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
CA-45:John Campbell(R)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
MI-12:John Dingell(D)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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