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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:
Dianne Feinstein

Newly-elected Democrats taking office Jan.2015:
AZ-7: Rep.-Elect Ruben Gallego
CA-11:Rep.-Elect Mark DeSaulnier
CA-31:Rep.-Elect Pete Aguilar(R⇒D)
CA-33:Rep.-Elect Ted Lieu
CA-35:Rep.-Elect Norma Torres
FL-2: Rep.-Elect Gwen Graham(R⇒D)
HI-1: Rep.-Elect Mark Takai
MA-6: Rep.-Elect Seth Moulton
MI-12:Rep.-Elect Debbie Dingell
MI-14:Rep.-Elect Brenda Lawrence
NE-2: Rep.-Elect Brad Ashford(R⇒D)
NJ-12:Rep.-Elect Bonnie Coleman
NY-4: Rep.-Elect Kathleen Rice
PA-13:Rep.-Elect Brendan Boyle
VA-8: Rep.-Elect Donald Beyer
Seated in 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:Alma Adams(D)
NJ-1: Donald Norcross(D)
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)

Newly-elected Republicans taking office Jan.2015:
AR-2: Rep.-Elect French Hill
AR-4: Rep.-Elect Bruce Westerman
AL-6: Rep.-Elect Gary Palmer
CA-25:Rep.-Elect Steve Knight
CA-45:Rep.-Elect Mimi Walters
CO-4: Rep.-Elect Ken Buck
FL-26:Rep.-Elect Carlos Curbelo(D⇒R)
GA-1: Rep.-Elect Buddy Carter
GA-10:Rep.-Elect Jody Hice
GA-11:Rep.-Elect Barry Loudermilk
GA-12:Rep.-Elect Rick Allen(D⇒R)
IA-1: Rep.-Elect Rod Blum(D⇒R)
IA-3: Rep.-Elect David Young
IL-10:Rep.-Elect Robert Dold(D⇒R)
IL-12:Rep.-Elect Mike Bost(D⇒R)
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LA-5: Rep.-Elect Ralph Abraham
LA-6: Rep.-Elect Garret Graves
ME-2: Rep.-Elect Bruce Poliquin(D⇒R)
MI-4: Rep.-Elect John Moolenaar
MI-8: Rep.-Elect Mike Bishop
MI-11:Rep.-Elect Dave Trott
MN-6: Rep.-Elect Tom Emmer
MT-0: Rep.-Elect Ryan Zinke
NC-6: Rep.-Elect Mark Walker
NC-7: Rep.-Elect David Rouzer(D⇒R)
NH-1: Rep.-Elect Frank Guinta(D⇒R)
NJ-3: Rep.-Elect Tom MacArthur
NV-4: Rep.-Elect Cresent Hardy(D⇒R)
NY-1: Rep.-Elect Lee Zeldin(D⇒R)
NY-21:Rep.-Elect Elise Stefanik(D⇒R)
NY-24:Rep.-Elect John Katko
OK-5: Rep.-Elect Steve Russell
PA-6: Rep.-Elect Ryan Costello
TX-4: Rep.-Elect John Ratcliffe
TX-23:Rep.-Elect Will Hurd
TX-36:Rep.-Elect Brian Babin
UT-4: Rep.-Elect Mia Love(D⇒R)
VA-10:Rep.-Elect Barbara Comstock
WA-4: Rep.-Elect Dan Newhouse
WI-6: Rep.-Elect Glenn Grothman
WV-2: Rep.-Elect Alex Mooney
WV-3: Rep.-Elect Evan Jenkins(D⇒R)
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