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Kelly Ayotte on Education

 

 


Cut Pell Grants; use private student loan financing

Q: On Student Financial Aid: Should federal student financial aid, like Pell Grants, be increased?

Hassan: Yes

Ayotte: No. Has voted to cut Pell Grants.

Q: On Student Debt: Refinance student loans at lower rates, paid for by increasing taxes on high earners?

Hassan: Yes

Ayotte: No. Voted against allowing students to draw on federal resources to refinance at lower interest rates. Introduced alternative bill to allow students to refinance at lower rates in the private market. Opponents view private sector option as benefitting financial institutions rather than students.

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 New Hampshire Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Support school choice, charter schools, and home schooling

Sen. Judd Gregg co-sponsored the No Child Left Behind law. According to Ayotte, she said in her travels around the state that teachers have said the law does little to improve schools. 'It has been a one-size-fits-all (program),' Ayotte said. She said she is not an advocate for taking Washington out of education altogether; she wants to 'detangle federal requirements' and support school choice, charter schools, and home schooling.
Source: Dan Tuohy in Manchester Union-Leader , Aug 17, 2010

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