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Brian Sandoval on Education

 


Business tax credit for opportunity scholarship contribution

I will continue to fight for more school choice. Many students attend schools that are not meeting their needs. We owe them and their parents additional choice as well as individualized instruction.

I will introduce an opportunity scholarship bill giving businesses a tax credit for making contributions to a scholarship fund. These dollars will be distributed, on a means-tested basis, to students at low-performing schools for use in attending the school of their choice.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Nevada Legislature , Jan 16, 2013

$20M so every Nevada child can read by Grade Three

To advance the cause of students we must now turn our eye to the classroom. I continue to believe that literacy is the key to long-term success. And so tonight I again ask you to take the necessary steps to ensure that every Nevada child can read by Grade Three. If children cannot read by third grade, their chances of graduating from high school become remote.

For pre-Three students, I will propose increased funding for early education in the state's most at risk schools. My budget therefore includes an aggressive expansion of all-day kindergarten among the state's most at-risk schools.

Twenty million dollars is allocated over the biennium for this purpose. This means that by 2015, almost half of our elementary schools would have an all-day kindergarten option. If we expect children to read by Three, we cannot continue to ignore all of the data that tells us all-day kindergarten is a critical foundation for a child's success.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Nevada Legislature , Jan 16, 2013

Proposes JAG specialists: Jobs for America's Graduates

One of the most successful programs in the country today is Teach for America--a unique corps of brilliant young leaders from America's top universities, who give their time and talent as teachers in schools that need them most. These teachers help spur innovation and creativity in instruction that makes the entire system better. But we can do more. I am proposing a new investment in Teach for America to help recruit, train, develop, and place top teacher and leadership talent in Nevada.

I am also asking that Nevada make a firm commitment to another national program with proven results. In the last year, I used available funding to pilot the Jobs for America's Graduates initiative in seven Nevada schools. JAG helps prevent dropouts by putting a specialist in the school to work with the most at-risk students. The work continues even after the students graduate, and transitions students from high school to college or a career. It works in over 30 states and it has worked here.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Nevada Legislature , Jan 16, 2013

Improve education performance measurements

Nevada is diligently working to improve accountability systems and measures throughout the K-12 system and this [new] policy academy will enable us to expand that work through the higher education realm.

Nevada has been selected to participate in a policy academy on strengthening post-secondary accountability systems by focusing on efficiency and effectiveness metrics in their accountability systems and incorporating those metrics into their decision making processes.

Source: Nevada 2011 gubernatorial press release, #4294972467 , Oct 17, 2011

Enhance education data systems in Nevada

The [new] council will help coordinate education efforts in Nevada from the preschool through postsecondary levels and has the authority to address the data information system for public school students.

The education initiatives will enhance the quality of instruction and improve student achievement. The effective use of high-quality education data is integral to the success of these reforms and establishing an effective education data system requires cooperation of all constituents.

Source: Nevada 2011 gubernatorial press release, #4294972273 , Oct 7, 2011

Yes to charter schools statewide

Nevada is now one of only eight states to have a statewide authorizing agency focused on building high quality charter schools.

To more fully integrate charter schools into the Nevada education system, SB 212 eliminates the current governing board for charter schools, which is a subcommittee of the State Board of Education and transfers the responsibility for authorizing and overseeing high-quality charter schools in Nevada to the Charter School Authority.

Source: Nevada 2011 gubernatorial press release, #4294971879 , Aug 1, 2011

School choice including private schools

With three children in Nevada's public school system, I have a vested interest in education. I believe we must focus on accountability with consequences and expand opportunities for choice. We should no longer allow salary schedules based on tenure and seniority; instead, we should use pay-for-performance scales. I support school choice which would allow students to attend another public school or a private school. I support expanding empowerment, charter and career and technical schools.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign site briansandoval.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Supports education vouchers for public or private school.

Sandoval supports the CC survey question on school vouchers

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Education vouchers that allow parents to choose public or private school for their children"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q7 on Aug 11, 2010

Other governors on Education: Brian Sandoval on other issues:

NV Senatorial:
Dean Heller
Harry Reid

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.Johnson(L)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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