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Erik Fleming on Education

Democratic Senate Challenger


Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling

Source: Mississippi Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 30, 2008

Supports charters & tuition tax credits, but not vouchers

As a state legislator, I have been a proponent of fully funding education at all levels. As your US Senator, I will continue that commitment by supporting the full funding of No Child Left Behind.

I do not support school vouchers, but I do support tax credits for private school tuition, home schooling, and tutorial services. I am not opposed to charter schools, especially if there is true community input into their development.

Source: Campaign website, www.erikfleming.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Fully fund No Child Left Behind

As a state legislator, I have been a proponent of fully funding education at all levels. As your US Senator, I will continue that commitment by supporting the full funding of No Child Left Behind. I also believe that NCLB should be amended so that there will be less unfunded mandates in the program and that the educational integrity of the special education program is protected. I support early childhood education programs, such as Head Start, because of their proven educational track record.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

Tax credits for private schools ok, but not vouchers

I do not support school vouchers, but I do support tax credits for private school tuition, homeschooling, and tutorial services. I believe that federal funds should be used to help in the modernization and repair of substandard school infrastructures.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

Not opposed to charter schools

I am not opposed to charter schools, especially if there is true community input into their development. I am opposed to any cuts in Pell Grant funding. If elected, I will introduce legislation that will give all public school districts the authority to teach entrepreneurship and financial literacy at no additional cost to them.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

Other candidates on Education: Erik Fleming on other issues:
MS Gubernatorial:
Haley Barbour
MS Senatorial:
Roger Wicker
Ronnie Musgrove
Thad Cochran


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
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
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GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
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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
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