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Inez Tenenbaum on Education


Embraced No Child Left Behind

South Carolina has had a history of the last six years of improving education. Our state scores have gone up dramatically. We are now scoring at the national and international average on standardized tests. We've been ranked number one in the country by national researchers in what we've done to improve teacher quality. Our SAT scores are the highest improved in the entire country two years in a row. So we have made tremendous progress. I've embraced accountability. I've embraced No Child Left Behind.
Source: SC Senate debate on Meet The Press Oct 17, 2004

Increase teacher pay; more money for public schools

Inez has worked to increase teacher pay to attract and retain high-quality teachers, secured more resource officers for our schools, and led the successful effort to secure more than $750 million to build new schools and renovate outdated ones without raising taxes. She created the first ever School Leadership Executive Institute to train the state's principals and superintendents, as well as the South Carolina Reading Initiative to improve students' reading skills.
Source: Campaign website, www.Inez2004.com, "On The Issues" Oct 14, 2004

Create a single set of national achievement standards

A supporter of holding schools accountable for improvement in student achievement, Tenenbaum believes the federal government has failed to live up to its promise of more funds to achieve those results. She has proposed the creation of a single set of rigorous national achievement standards. She will fight to make the federal government pay its fair share, which will also stop costs from being passed along to SC property owners in the form of higher taxes as they are currently.
Source: Campaign website, inez2004.com, "Issues" May 11, 2004

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