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Allen Weh on Education

 


Expand charter schools & provide parents with real choices

Every child deserves a quality education, but under the Richardson administration very little reform has been made in our schools. A recent report points out that an astounding 46% of our high school students drop out before they receive a diploma. Our students' ACT scores, as well as reading and math scores in both the elementary and secondary years, remain some of the worst in the country.

I believe we can do better, and I know I can make the system do better. As governor, I will strengthen and improve our education system and curb our drop-out rates. I will accomplish this by expanding charter schools, providing parents with real choices in how they educate their children and demanding accountability for performance. For students who are at risk of dropping out of high school, I will make sure there is an alternative route for them, whether it is the completion of a GED or the opportunity to learn marketable work skills so they can enter the workforce.

Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website, AllenWeh2010.com , Nov 1, 2010

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