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Bret Schundler on Education

Former Republican Candidate NJ Governor


Reform tenure & replace ineffective teachers

The people want tenure to be reformed. They know that we will not have great schools if we do not have great teachers, and that we will not have great teachers if we cannot replace ineffective teachers. Bret Schundler’s opponents have ducked this battle. Bret Schundler will win it.
Source: Campaign web site, Bret2001.com Nov 6, 2001

Increase standards and accountability; decrease bureaucracy

Only Bret Schundler has the courage to stand up to the powerful special interests that have been harming public education. He will increase standards and accountability, and decrease state over-regulation and bureaucracy, so we can improve our public schools not by throwing money at them, but with the dollars they are already spending.
Source: Schundler’s web page, “Jersey City Online.com” Jun 25, 2001

Reform tenure; replace ineffective teachers

The people want tenure to be reformed. They know that we will not have great schools if we do not have great teachers, and that we will not have great teachers if we cannot replace ineffective teachers. Bret Schundler’s opponents have ducked this battle. Bret Schundler will win it.
Source: Schundler’s web page, “Jersey City Online.com” Jun 25, 2001


Bret Schundler on School Choice

Make private school options affordable for families

Bret Schundler led the successful fight to pass charter school legislation in New Jersey, and he is presently leading the fight to make private school options affordable for families. His opponents are afraid of the special interest that oppose parents having school choice. Bret Schundler fights for what’s right.
Source: Campaign web site, Bret2001.com Nov 6, 2001

Allow parental choice; weaken teacher tenure

“My strength as a leader is that when the people believe in an issue, I have been willing to fight to make progress on that conviction,” Schundler said in an interview. He was talking about his position in favor of allowing people to carry concealed weapons. But it could as well have applied to his arguments for allowing parents to choose their children’s schools, condemning abortions, weakening teacher tenure laws or cutting taxes. All, he says, are aimed at increasing individual freedoms.
Source: Iver Peterson, NY Times Jun 27, 2001

Empower families with charters & school choice

Bret Schundler led the successful fight to pass charter school legislation in New Jersey, and he is presently leading the fight to make private school options affordable for families. His opponents are afraid of the special interest that oppose parents having school choice. Bret Schundler fights for what’s right.
Source: Schundler’s web page, “Jersey City Online.com” Jun 25, 2001

Tax deductions to let urban kids choose schools

He proposes tax deductions to encourage wealthy people to make donations that would allow 80,000 urban children to attend any school they choose.

He estimates that 80,000 students in failing schools would use the money to transfer to schools of their choice. His proposed tax deductions would cost $600 million. But he says his plan would reduce the population in urban schools, thus preventing the need to spend $1.1 billion in construction.

Source: Alan Guenther, Courier-Post South Jersey News Jan 14, 2001

Competition will improve the public schools

Schundler says he is unafraid to take on the powerful New Jersey Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union. Schundler wants parents, especially those in low-income neighborhoods, to be free to choose schools for their children. Competition will improve the public schools, he says.

Schundler proposes providing state-financed public school vouchers allowing poor families to decide whether to send their children to public, private or religious schools.

Source: Alan Guenther, Courier-Post South Jersey News Jan 14, 2001

Best education should mean public, private, or parochial

With education comes knowledge, with knowledge comes strength. I am committed to providing schoolchildren with this strength. In order to achieve this goal, schoolchildren must have access to the very best educational opportunities. Regardless if the school is public, private or parochial, the bottom line is that all children are entitled to a quality education.
Source: Web site BretSchundler.com Jan 1, 2001

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