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Jim Abeler on Education

 

 


Oppose nationwide Common Core standards

Question topic: The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Abeler: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Minnesota Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Oppose Common Core's centralized federal oversight

"It's now or never if we in Minnesota want to preserve control and integrity in our nation-leading K-12 education system [against the] Common Core educational standards.

"The current nationwide trend is to centralize federal oversight of education programs. Lured by the bribe of 'free' money, states are willing to implement Common Core's mediocre standards, give up state and local decisionmaking, and surrender private student information to national data banks. So far, Minnesota is still in charge of its education destiny. But for how long? Looking around, we see that many other states have submitted to an untested, experimental, one-size-fits-all model. Already we are hearing stories of buyers' remorse.

"To preserve the integrity of our K-12 system I have prepared legislation that would create a firewall between Minnesota state government and the federal government. I believe Minnesotans need to be allowed to run their own state."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune on 2014 Minnesota Senate race , Feb 14, 2014

Resident tuition rates for immigrants if they follow rules

Excerpts from legislation: A student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, shall qualify for a resident tuition rate or its equivalent at state universities and colleges, including the University of Minnesota, if the student meets all of the following requirements:
  1. high school attendance within the state for three or more years;
  2. graduation from a state high school or attainment within the state of the equivalent of high school graduation; and
  3. in the case of a student without lawful immigration status, the filing of an affidavit with the institution of higher education stating that the student has filed an application to legalize the student's immigration status or will file an application at the earliest opportunity the student is eligible to do so.
Legislative outcome: Jim Abeler Co-Authored H. F. 0875: Bill passed Senate, 41-23-3, May 1; died in House Committee
Source: Minnesota legislative voting records: H.F.0875 , Feb 25, 2013

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