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Nick Carter on Education

Democratic Senate Challenger


No vouchers; make all schools better

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

A: Do not support. This has never worked anywhere it has been tried. Let's make all our schools better so that we don't need to consider this option.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Sep 11, 2008

Federal government must have role in education

Q: What role should the federal government play in education?

A: Education should be this nation's number one priority going forward. We cannot solve the problems faced by our financial markets, the energy crisis, etc. without an educated workforce that is prepared to meet tomorrow's challenges. The federal government must play a supportive role in fostering educational advancement. Too many of our schools go underfunded. Investing in education is an investment in America's future. We can leave the implementation of the system to the states while the federal government can issue block grants to fund our educational priorities. If we make education a priority as a government it will become a priority with our citizens. The time of Presidents running as proud 'C' students and the glorification of stupidity is over. That is what has led us into our current crisis. There is nothing elitist about being educated.

Source: 2008 Senate questionnaire by SEA & 18 science organizations Sep 9, 2008

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


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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