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Chris Rothfuss on Education

Democratic Challenger


Repeal NCLB: stop punishing our educators

I want our education system to be the best in the world, rather than a modest top 20. 'No Child Left Behind' should be repealed. We need legislation that enables, rather than punishes, our educators. We must inspire inquiry. We must continue to produce the world's brightest individuals, creative thinkers, and explorers.

We need to pay our teachers more, keep them highly trained, & have them develop curricula for the 21st century.

Source: Campaign website, www.rothfussforsenate.com Aug 19, 2008

Vouchers hurt public schools

Q: Do you support the statement, "Parents choose schools via vouchers"?

A: Oppose. Vouchers hurt public schools which are the core of our national education system.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 10, 2008

Need to pay our teachers more and keep them highly trained

Education is the key to maintaining that leadership. We need to pay our teachers more, keep them highly trained, have them develop curricula for the 21st century, and find ways to bring national experts from outside of the educational system into the system to share their experience.
Source: Campaign website, www.rothfussforsenate.com, "Issues" Jun 3, 2008

No Child Left Behind aspires to mediocrity

I am also very concerned about our education system. I want it to be the best in the world, rather than a modest top 20. 'No Child Left Behind' aspires to mediocrity, but fails to adequately fund it. That is not a solution. We must inspire inquiry. We must continue to produce the world's brightest individuals, creative thinkers, and explorers. We are the innovation engine of the world. We may not be able to make things more cheaply, but we can make things better. And that's why we have the most productive economy in the world. Education is the key to maintaining that leadership. We need to pay our teachers more, keep them highly trained, have them develop curricula for the 21st century, and find ways to bring national experts from outside of the educational system into the system to share their experience.
Source: Statement of Candidacy for United States Senate Mar 22, 2008

Other candidates on Education: Chris Rothfuss on other issues:
WY Gubernatorial:
Dave Freudenthal
WY Senatorial:
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi
Nick Carter


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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