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Karyn Polito on Education

Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep)

 


Opposed federal school breakfast supplement

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part I: Families & Children:No Child Left Behind. [State Rep. Polito, a Republican, voted NO].

Override Gov. Romney's veto of a Budget Line Item which eliminated a state supplement to th federally-funded school breakfast program whereby all eligible children shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts at no cost to them.

Relevant platform section: PART I: FAMILIES & CHILDREN, DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY: No Child Left Behind: "We believe that young people are our most precious resource, and we see inherent worth and promise in every child. Ours is truly the Party that seeks to "Leave No Child Behind."We endorse, therefore, the goals established under The Children's Defense Fund initiative of that name, to ensure every child a healthy start [which includes CDF's support of school breakfast programs]."

Source citation: Veto Override ; vote number 252

Source: Massachusetts Senate Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 14, 2003

Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part II: Education:Full Funding. [State Rep. Polito, a Republican, voted NO].

Would require 3 yr moratorium and empower commission to study feasibility of charter schools.

Relevant section of platform: PART II: EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND OPPORTUNITY: Full Funding: "We call upon the state to change funding of Commonwealth Charter schools to ensure that funds are not drained from established public schools."

Source citation: Bill H.4000 ; vote number 88

Source: Massachusetts House Journals via MassScorecard.org , May 6, 2003

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