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Jennifer Granholm on Education

Democratic Governor (MI)


Raise K-12 funding from $6,875 per pupil to $7,075

Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign website, granholmforgov.com , Nov 7, 2006

2002: Invest in early education through college scholarships

I promised to focus on creating an educational system that offered excellence to all children. My education priorities would have a familiar ring even today: First fix Michigan's looming budget problems; then invest in early childhood education; shrink class sizes; reform urban schools to meet new, higher standards; elevate the profession of teaching; give every child access to a college prep curriculum; hold college tuition down; and provide scholarships for all achieving children. Educational improvement was critical to holding and attracting good-paying jobs and restarting growth in our state.
Source: A Governor's Story, by Jennifer Granholm, p. 14 , Oct 1, 2005

Every child in Michigan takes a college-prep curriculum

In 2004 I'd appointed a bipartisan commission to design a road map for doubling the number of college graduates in Michigan. The commission published a detailed road map for reaching that goal. One of the most important of its 19 recommendations was making sure that every child in Michigan took a college prep curriculum. This would be the 1st step toward a far-reaching shift in public and individual attitudes toward education, the kind of change we absolutely required to compete in the 21st century.
Source: A Governor's Story, by Jennifer Granholm, p. 56 , Oct 1, 2005

Other governors on Education: Jennifer Granholm on other issues:
MI Gubernatorial:
Mark Schauer
Rick Snyder
MI Senatorial:
Debbie Stabenow
Gary Peters
Matt Wiedenhoeft
Terri Lynn Land

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:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
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)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Aiona(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Hatch(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(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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Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
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MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry


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Page last updated: Apr 11, 2014