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Sarah Steelman on Education

 


More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly

The candidates also were asked about their stance on the federal student loan interest rate, which will double to 6.8% on July 1 without Congressional action.

Steelman said she would have to take a closer look at the proposal but said she supported more competition in the sector because "the federal government has a monopoly now on student loans."

Brunner didn't answer whether he would support keeping the rates at their lower level but said the whole college finance system needed a "fresh look."

Akin said the government should be out of the student loan market altogether. "America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in," he said.

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune on 2012 Missouri Senate debate , Apr 22, 2012

Federal bureaucracy leaves less time for teaching

A quality education is the vehicle of American success. Do you think our schools are doing their job?

As the federal government has become more involved in your children's education, educational bureaucracy has grown. The requirements that this bureaucracy puts on teachers leaves them with less time for teaching. Do you think that the federal government should have a role in your child's education?

Source: Campaign website, www.sarahsteelman.com, "Issues" , Jul 17, 2011

Other candidates on Education: Sarah Steelman on other issues:
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Jay Nixon
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