Stephanie Murphy on Education
Stephanie is a strong proponent of early childhood education and will build bipartisan efforts to ensure every child in America has a strong start and more opportunities. Studies show that investments in early childhood education save communities money in the long term, reducing homelessness, hunger, poverty and crime. Stephanie will fight for more investments in early childhood education, including Head Start and pre-K.
Stephanie will also continue to push for a greater emphasis on STEAM education and more public-private partnerships to ease the transition from school to college to the workplace, including more support for career and technical schools.
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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Special elections in 2017 (Democrats):
CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6)
Newly-elected Democrats seated Jan.2017:
Special elections in 2017 (Republicans):
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
Newly-elected Republicans seated Jan.2017: