Jack Carter on Education


Teach Reading, Writing and Rithmetic, not values

Q: Could you elaborate on your view on teaching family values in public schools?

A: Reading, Writing and Rithmetic have brought us to the pinnacle of the world. I see no reason to change the formula. I oppose teaching family values in public schools.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Jul 19, 2006

Engage teachers & parents to improve public education system

Q: Should we expand our public school years?

A: I'm not sure about the answer to that question. I'd be perfectly willing to ask the teachers and the parents what they thought. It's interesting to note that this No Child Left Behind system that Bush has pushed so hard, nobody ever asked a teacher how the thing worked. They intentionally avoided asking teachers to do that. My guess is that the teachers would have pretty strong feelings on that, and I'd be willing to let them answer that question.

Source: Quality News Network interview with Jack Carter May 1, 2006

School reform needs follow-through

Carter said, "No Child Left Behind [Act] is a perfect example. The Bush Administration pushed it so hard but provided no funding for it. My opponent John Ensign buys into all these things. It is easy to say this is what you're for. Not so easy to follow through. This is where Ensign and the Bush Administration fall."
Source: The Rebel Yell (UNLV newspaper) Apr 13, 2006

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