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Carla Howell on Education


No federal money for education, and no federal rules

The Federal Government gets a failing grade in education. Only 7 cents out of every $1 spent in public schools comes from the federal government. Yet the federal government imposes the lionís share of mandates and regulations and strings.

Federal involvement makes things worse. Per pupil costs are three times what they were before federal involvement. Illiteracy rates keep going up. Public high school dropout rates keep going up. Test scores are down.

We need to get the federal government completely out of education. The Constitution gives no authority to the federal government to be involved in education. Carla Howell will vote to immediately end all federal involvement in education. No federal money. No federal rules. No federal mandates. No federal programs.

Source: SenateMatch questionnaire interview Sep 5, 2000

Federal government out of education

Seven cents out of every school dollar spent in Massachusetts comes from the federal government, but they impose the lionís share of mandates and regulations and strings. The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to involve itself in education in any way, shape or form. Federal involvement makes things worse. Our illiteracy rates keep going up, our dropout rates keep going up. We need to get the federal government completely out of education.
Source: Eric Darbe, Massachusetts News Jan 5, 2000

$10,000 ďvoucherĒ via ending income tax

The average taxpayer spends $10,000 each year in federal Income Taxes. Imagine a federal government so small it didnít need your $10,000 each year. Imagine a federal government that left $10,000 in your pocket every year.

What kind of an education could you fund for your children with over $10,000 each year? Would you home school your children? Send them to a private or parochial school? Or pool your savings with other like-minded parents and support a school that lets your children thrive?

And you could do all of this without begging some federal or state bureaucrat for a Voucher. Without groveling for permission to educate your children in your values. Ending the personal Income Tax is the only program that lets you write your own Vouchers, your own way, according to your own personal and spiritual values.

Source: SenateMatch questionnaire interview Sep 5, 2000

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