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Barry Hinckley on Education

 


Give a grant to every family to choose school

A moderator asked both candidates why they chose to send their children to private school. "I want the best education that I could get for them," said Whitehouse, who then touted efforts, like Race to the Top, which aim to improve public education. He said the next step should be extending those programs to middle school.

Hinckley, who sends his children to Parochial school, said it was important to him that his children be raised in faith. He then pointed out that many families can't afford to send their children to private school and are stuck with failing schools. He proposed giving a grant to every family in Rhode Island, so parents can choose which schools they send their children.

Source: WPRI Eyewitness News on 2012 R.I. Senate debate , Oct 23, 2012

Favors school vouchers for private and religious schools

Hinckley spoke in favor of school vouchers, which provide public money to send children to private and religious schools. "If we go to a school voucher system, Rhode Island will become a magnet for families that want a great education for their kids," he said.
Source: Edward Fitzpatrick in Providence Journal , Nov 14, 2011

Public or private school choice

I believe in school choice. Every American family, regardless of income, deserves to give their children the best education and send them to the school of their choice--public or private.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website hinckleyforsenate.com, "Issues" , Jul 17, 2011

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