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Janet Reno on Education

Former Attorney General; Democratic Challenger FL Governor


Cherish teachers who supported you during school

I just went for my fortieth high school reunion in Florida. I talked to my music teacher, I heard from my coach, my American history teacher --so many different people who touched my life. As you leave school, cherish the people who have touched your lives, the teachers who have made a difference, the family that sacrificed for you, the friends who have stood by you.
Source: Commencement Speech, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S., Greenbelt MD Jun 1, 1996

Supports Head Start; social prevention of crime

Reno's agenda is ambitious: Every pregnant woman should have prenatal care. Every drug-addicted pregnant woman should get treatment without punishment. Every child should be immunized. Every child age zero to three should have "either proper parental supervision" or "safe, good, constructive, `educare'" that blends into Head Start. Head Start should be offered "in every school throughout America where it is needed."
Source: Doing the Right Thing, by Paul Anderson, p.260 Sep 15, 1993

Invest in public schools

We must emphasize quality in education. A place in an integrated classroom is worth having only if it provides our children with a true opportunity to learn. We have to do more to address the inequality among the schools. We need to find ways to develop and to finance city school systems that will keep families, both black and white, in the public school and give them an education that will help them meet the challenges of this next century.
Source: Speech to Baptist Church, Birmingham AL Jan 15, 1997

Other governors on Education: Janet Reno on other issues:
AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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