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Rebekah Kennedy on Education

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Federal government should supplement teacher compensation

Q: What role do you think the federal government should play in preparing K-12 students for the science & technology driven 21st Century?

A: The federal government should invest in training qualified teachers and in supplementing teacher compensation, continuing education for teachers and equipment needed to teach science in schools which otherwise lack the budget for purchasing equipment. One of the main reasons that America's schools are failing is a lack of state and local revenues, especially in states and localities in which the population is poor. Another reason is the apathy that come from years of failure. Both students and teachers believe, with some justification, that many students will never have to opportunity to seek a career in a scientific field. Both of these problems make it hard to recruit and retain qualified teachers. If teachers are given reason to hope that their schools can be improved, that hope will spread to students.

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

Families impart family values, not public schools

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Teach family values in public schools?"

A: Do Not Support. Public Schools should teach good citizenship. Only families can impart family values, however they are defined.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org May 20, 2008

Opposes school vouchers

Q: Do you support or oppose school vouchers?

A: Do Not Support. Public schools serve a public function to educate citizens. Parents who disagree with this program of education have a right to educate their children as they see fit, but the citizens of this country and its states have no obligation to pay for an alternative course of education, particularly a religious education. We do have an obligation to improve our public schools. It is to that purpose that our tax dollars should be directed.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org May 20, 2008

Other candidates on Education: Rebekah Kennedy on other issues:
AR Gubernatorial:
Mike Beebe
AR Senatorial:
Blanche Lambert Lincoln
Mark Pryor


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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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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