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Green Party on Education

Party Platform

Oppose corporate funding & privatization of education

The Green Party is strongly opposed to the dissolution of public schools and the privatization of education. We believe that the best educational experience is guaranteed by the democratic empowerment of organized students, their parents and communities along with organized teachers.

Greens believe in education, not indoctrination. We do not think that schools should turn our children into servile students, employees, consumers or citizens. We believe it is very important to teach our children how to ask good questions.

We also call attention to the results of a quarter century of corporate funding and a decade of No Child Left Behind--a vast, well-endowed and lucrative sector which seeks to dismantle, privatize, or militarize public education and destroy teachers unions. The bipartisan corporate consensus recommends school closings, dissolution of entire school districts and replacement by unaccountable, profit-based charter schools.

Source: Green Party Platform adopted, July 12-15 2012 in Baltimore , Jul 15, 2012

Forgive college loans for grads in public service

The Green Party supports equal access to high-quality education, and sharp increases in financial aid for college students.
Source: Green Party Platform adopted, July 12-15 2012 in Baltimore , Jul 15, 2012

End school vouchers

We call for ending school vouchers.
Source: 2008 Green Party Platform from 2008 Chicago Convention , Jul 13, 2008

Support choice within public schools