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Scott Kleeb on Education

Democratic Challenger


Deeply committed to science & technology education

Q: What role do you think the federal government should play in science and technology education?

A: As a father, I am deeply committed to improving science and technology programs in our schools. To remain a global leader, the United States must continue to make great strides in science and technology. To do that, we must ensure that our schools prepare our kids to enter into the increasingly competitive and technological global economy. This begins with improving our achievement in math and science and our education system generally. Moreover, we must actively recruit high quality math and science teachers dedicated to giving our girls and boys the education they deserve. Already we are seeing corporations encouraging their engineers to teach in our schools and hosting math and science teacher camps. We must do more to continue this trend.

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

Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p.30 Aug 19, 2008

More college via Pell Grants, & G.I. Bill

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p.32 Aug 19, 2008

Recruit high quality math and science teachers

Q: What should the government do to prepare K-12 students for the 21st Century?

A: We must actively recruit high quality math and science teachers dedicated to giving our girls and boys the education they deserve.[We should also] support children early in development because we know that a well-fed child is both a healthier child & one more equipped to learn. And [we should] instill in our children a love of learning--something that can't be achieved when we limit teachers to just teaching to the test.

Source: Scientists and Engineers for America (SEFORA) questionnaire Aug 8, 2008

Support early childhood education and quality childcare

Support Early Childhood Education and Quality Childcare: Make a difference for infants and young children so they are ready to start kindergarten by providing universal voluntary preschool and affordable, high quality childcare opportunities for families Additionally, increase funding for two of the most successful programs in recent American history, both Early Head Start and Head Start.
Source: Campaign website, www.ScottKleeb.com May 14, 2008

Reform No Child Left Behind

Inadequate implementation and funding by the Bush administration failed to provide high-quality teachers in every classroom and failed to adequately support and pay those teachers. While our schools must be held accountable for teaching our children, our government must also be accountable to our schools for providing the resources they need to educate our children.
Source: Campaign website, www.ScottKleeb.com May 14, 2008

Bring more qualified teachers into the classroom

Source: Campaign website, www.ScottKleeb.com May 14, 2008

Don't punish struggling schools

Nebraska has 246 school districts with less than 600 students. I believe we should celebrate these schools, not cut their budgets, or threaten to toss them into larger, lower-performing districts, all because of short-term budget pressures. The budget pressures are real, it is true. But what I would like to propose is this: Let's get a federal government that doesn't boil down education policy into a crusade to punish struggling schools.
Source: Campaign website for Congress, scottkleeb.com, "Issues" Nov 1, 2006

Other candidates on Education: Scott Kleeb on other issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
NE Senatorial:
Ben Nelson
Chuck Hagel
Steven Larrick
Tony Raimondo


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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