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Mark Earley on Education

Former Republican Candidate VA Governor


Virginia’s BEST: $1B for college development

Mark Earley is committed to improving the quality and increasing the national competitiveness of our colleges. Virginia’s BEST, Mark’s comprehensive education agenda has set forth a $1 billion bond issue for the capital needs of our colleges, community colleges and universities and proposed expanded research and development opportunities. His comprehensive workforce development initiative will ensure that all Virginians will have the knowledge and skills to succeed in the knowledge based economy.
Source: Campaign web site, MarkEarley.com Nov 6, 2001

Stand against ACLU to maintain classroom discipline & prayer

We saw an educational system that far too often did not challenge students to reach for their highest and best, so we raised the bar in Virginia with higher academic standards and real accountability. I am always ready to stand against the ACLU and with the teachers of Virginia in their efforts to maintain discipline and respect in classrooms across Virginia. We successfully defended in court against the ACLU our school children’s right to a moment of silence before they start their school day.
Source: Announcement speech for gubernatorial candidacy Nov 28, 2000

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