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Pete Ashdown on Education

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Public schools should be propaganda-free havens

Education continues to be low on the governmental priority list. I am concerned by the invasion of marketing disguised as coursework, and desperate school districts making deals with vendors of bad nutrition. Education not only contributes to the economy but also to stable families. Attacking ignorance serves to unite America. Public schools should be havens for children, free from hunger, bad nutrition, and propaganda. Education is the best long term investment we can make for a better tomorrow.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, peteashdown.org, “Issues” , Jun 21, 2006

Public education is key to our future economy

Education is key to our future as an economic power. Following a model of public education which works is one way to address current problems. I am certain there are public & private schools in the United States that are succeeding with broad educational goals. The federal government should be an engine for promoting rather than enforcing methods. Tragically though, education continues to be low on the governmental priority list. I am also concerned by the invasion of marketing disguised as coursework.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, peteashdown.org, “Issues” , Jan 17, 2006

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