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Rand Knight on Education

Democrat Challenger


Federal funding for charter schools

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Raise teacher salaries; build more schools

We have a plan to teach children that does not look at test scores only but also teaching children how to think critically and on the fly. We've got start funding the technology to bring our schools into the 21st century. We've got to raise teacher salaries and start building more schools and colleges and not just prisons. The long term vision of American competitiveness must begin with the priorities of the future. Our teachers know how to teach and we can't evaluate them based on a test score.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Don't cut funding to underperforming schools

Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, without No Child Left Behind. The No Child Left Behind Act has caused teachers to focus on preparation for a standardized test, at the expense of a well rounded, experiential education. Funding is revoked from schools whose students "underperform" on the test; it is exactly the underperforming schools that need funding to gain access to resources that would allow them to improve education. This policy hurts schools in areas of low income.
Source: Campaign website, www.knightforsenate.com, "Issues" Jun 25, 2008

Other candidates on Education: Rand Knight on other issues:
GA Gubernatorial:
Sonny Perdue
GA Senatorial:
Dale Cardwell
Jim Martin
Johnny Isakson
Josh Lanier
Saxby Chambliss
Vernon Jones


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
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
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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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