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Bill Bryant on Education

 

 


Fully fund education; give principals & teachers flexibility

Every kid should have an equal chance to get ahead. Unfortunately, our traditional school system is failing too many kids. That is morally wrong, and it undercuts our economy. Let's embrace innovations that meet the needs of a diverse population in the 21st Century.

Right now, we're failing too many of Washington's children. Depending on where you live, nearly 25% of our 9th graders won't graduate from high school, a percentage that is even higher in some disadvantaged or lower property value neighborhoods. I am running to make fully funding education our state's first and top priority. I will reinvent the last two years of high school so that every kid graduates with the skills they need to get a family wage job. I want to give principals and teachers the funding and flexibility they need to meet the diverse needs of 21st century students.

Source: 2016 WA governor campaign website BillBryantForGovernor.com , Aug 31, 2016

Fully funding education so every kid graduates with skills

Grandma always told us education was the way to climb out of poverty. When I visit schools, parents, teachers, and principals, sometimes they ask why I care so much about fixing our schools? I tell them I grew up in a rural school district and received a good public education, and I want to make sure every kid gets an equal chance to get ahead.

Right now, we're failing too many of Washington's children. Depending on where you live, nearly 25% of our 9th graders won't graduate from high school, a percentage that is even higher in some disadvantaged or lower property value neighborhoods. Because of where I grew up, I refuse to accept that. I am running to make fully funding education our state's first and top priority. I will reinvent the last two years of high school so that every kid graduates with the skills they need to get a family wage job. I want to give principals and teachers the funding and flexibility they need to meet the diverse needs of 21st century students.

Source: 2016 BillBryantForGovernor.com Washington campaign website , May 25, 2016

Act aggressively to support charter schools

Many of Washington's charter schools were left without funding following a 2012 law. Lawmakers responded by passing a bill that would allow funding. [Governor] Inslee opted to allow the bill to become law without his signature. Bryant called the move another example of the governor unwilling to articulate a vision for the state. "It's odd that he would choose not to do anything at all when over the last three years he's repeatedly called our education system a crisis."
Source: MyNorthwest.com on 2016 Washington gubernatorial race , Apr 4, 2016

Other governors on Education: Bill Bryant on other issues:
WA Gubernatorial:
Jay Inslee
WA Senatorial:
Maria Cantwell

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Guadagno(R) vs.Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 primary) vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary) vs.Mayor Steve Fulop(declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Rullo(R)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Perriello(D) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.David Carrington (R) vs.Tommy Battle (R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.David Garcia (D)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Delaine Eastin (D) vs.David Hadley (R) vs.John Cox (R) vs.Zoltan Istvan (I)
CO: Ed Perlmutter (D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.George Brauchler (R) vs.Doug Robinson (R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mike Huckabee (R) vs.Adam Putnam (R)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.Casey Cagle (R) vs.Hunter Hill (R) vs.Stacey Abrams (R)
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IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
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CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
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(retiring 2018)
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(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
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