State of Michigan secondary Archives: on Education
Student Non-Discrimination Act: address anti-gay bullying
As a former teacher at Mankato West High School, I know that bullying is a serious problem in our schools and steps must be taken to eliminate it. No student deserves to feel ashamed or embarrassed about who they are and we must ensure that our
children attend schools where they can concentrate on learning without being teased or harassed by others.
I strongly support the prevention of bullying and the work many organizations do to eliminate it.
I have supported legislation such as H.R. 1652, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prevent any school program that receives federal funding from discriminating against students based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
I am a co-sponsor of this legislation because I feel every student deserves to learn in a safe environment.
Source: 2018 MI gubernatorial campaign website walz.house.gov
May 2, 2017
Fight the imposition of Common Core standards & mandates
I believe in the right of states under the 10th Amendment to address their own needs including education,
and particularly will fight the imposition of Common Core education standards and other similar federal mandates through federal funding.
Source: 2016 MI House campaign website PaulMitchellforCongress.com
Nov 8, 2016
Quality and affordable public education including pre-K
Every American deserves the opportunity to have a quality and affordable education. Our commitment to education must begin at birth and continue throughout life with access to higher education and job re-training. Recent years have witnessed devastating
cuts by the Congress in our investment in education. We must have a real commitment to education; our nation's young people are 25 percent of our population but they are 100 percent of our future.
For me, education from the time a child is born through graduation is a top priority. Early childhood education and experiences are critical to give every young person a foundation for life. We must provide the opportunity for
Pre-K education for all children. We must fund K-12 public education in ways that that offer the rigorous coursework necessary to prepare students to pursue higher education.
Source: 2014 MI House campaign website, DebbieDingellForCongress.com
Aug 5, 2014
More funding for teachers, school buildings, & Head Start
Whitmer supports the following principles regarding education.
Source: 2004 MI Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2004
- Support national standards and testing of public school students.
- Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
- Increase state funds
for hiring additional teachers.
- Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
- Increase funding for Head Start programs.
- Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
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