Political positions of the Republican Party

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Most Republicans support school choice through charter schools and school vouchers for private schools; many have denounced the performance of the public school system and the teachers' unions. The party has insisted on a system of greater accountability for public schools, most prominently in recent years with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Many Republicans, however, opposed the creation of the United States Department of Education when it was initially created in 1979. Republicans tend to oppose No Child Left Behind and the Common Core State Standards. Republicans have traditionally opposed same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights.

Matt Bevin

On July 12, 2019, Bevin announced his support for a proposed bill to ban sanctuary cities in Kentucky. * |- |- |- |- passage of right-to-work legislation. eliminating the state inheritance tax and reducing personal and corporate tax rates. ensuring the solvency of the state pension system, including transitioning new and existing employees to 401(k) plans. reducing the number of state employees by 20 percent and expanding competitive bidding. reforming the state's education system by repealing the Common Core State Standards Initiative and allowing charter schools and school vouchers. ending kynect, the state's health insurance exchange, transitioning enrollees to the federal health insurance

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

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Many charter and private schools nationwide also recognize the certification. Certification areas are elementary education, English, mathematics, general science, biology, physics, chemistry, U.S. history, world history and special education. Availability of certification areas and requirements vary by state. The American Board was founded in 2001 with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Developed on the foundation that highly trained and skilled professionals should have the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching, the American Board was created with a mission to give enable qualified individuals a flexible and affordable path to teacher certification in their state.

Eastbrook Academy

Eastbrook Academy is a non-denominational private Christian school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for grades kindergarten through 12th grade that provides a classical Christian education. The school obtains almost half its funding from public money through the Milwaukee school voucher program. * Eastbrook website

District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam's system of private schools is relatively new and is still in the developing stage. Many grade A office towers are located in District 1, HCMC. Buildings such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the Saigon Opera House, the Central Post Office, the City Hall, Phạm Ngũ Lão Street, the former Republic of Vietnam President's Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, Hotel Majestic, and Rex Hotel are some of the most famous historical sights in District 1. Besides these places, most streets in District 1 built and designed since 1946 were completed by the French.

Gene Reynolds (politician)

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In the 2012 legislative session, Reynolds voted against proposals to increase the number of charter schools, establish school vouchers, and to amend the state's teacher tenure policy. In 2013, Reynolds voted for a judicial pay raise, which the legislature approved. He favored the removal of term limits on judges, but that amendment failed in the House. He supported a state law which now requires that women working for the state receive the same pay as men in the same job, something already required under a federal provision in 1963. He voted for surrogacy contracts for couples designating another woman to bear their child, a measure approved by the legislature.

Cleveland Elementary School shooting (San Diego)

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In the ensuing decades, it was leased to several different charter and private schools. From 2005 to 2017, it housed the Magnolia Science Academy, a public charter middle school serving students in grades 6-8. On January 17, 1989, almost ten years after the events at San Diego's Grover Cleveland Elementary, there was another shooting at a school named Grover Cleveland Elementary, this one in Stockton, California. Five students were killed and thirty were injured. One survivor of the 1979 shooting described herself as "shocked, saddened, horrified" by the eerie similarities to their own traumatic experience.

Éric Caire

Caire was among the first ADQ supporters to back the abolition of public school boards, an idea inspired by the OECD reforms on school choice (notably charter schools and school vouchers education models) as they exist notably in England, Sweden, Netherlands, Australia and some Canadian provinces (notably Alberta), that is now part of the party's platform as of 2007. In the 2008 election, Caire won re-election with 39% of the vote, even though his party's support sharply declined. He was a candidate for the 2009 Action démocratique du Québec leadership election and lost by two votes to Gilles Taillon.

Miami Springs, Florida

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The city of Miami Springs is served by a sizeable number of public and private educational institutions. The city is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System (M-DCPS), and all public schools under this system follow guidelines set forth by the Florida Department of Education. Miami Springs is served publicly by: Two charter schools serve Miami Springs: Private schools in Miami Springs are largely provided by local religious institutions: Hialeah. Medley 20px 20px 20px Miami. Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Virginia Gardens 20px 20px Hialeah, Miami, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Unincorporated Miami-Dade County 20px 20px 20px Unincorporated Miami-Dade County.

Chas Roemer

Roemer's sister Caroline heads the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, one of the options he seeks to expand. Roemer himself is a founding member of The Children's Charter School, one of the first such institutions in the state. Like Jindal and White, Roemer pushed for expanded charter schools in the education reform package. Jindal has also pushed for improved teacher evaluations, as had former Governor Roemer prior to 1991. Jindal has implemented educational vouchers, but they face a court challenge.

Bill de Blasio

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De Blasio's decision to deny the use of public space to several New York City charter schools provoked controversy among advocates of school vouchers. The decision overturned a Bloomberg administration arrangement that allowed for "co-locations", where charter schools were housed in public school buildings. De Blasio also revoked $200 million of capital funding earmarked for charter schools. The New York Times emphasized that de Blasio approved 14 charter school co-locations and denied just three, suggesting that he was being unfairly cast as opposed to charter schools.

Political positions of Ron Paul

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Although Paul supports the right of state and local school districts, under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, to implement education voucher plans, he rejects federal government-controlled school voucher plans, preferring federal education tax credits instead. He regards federal voucher programs as a form of "taxpayer-funded welfare" in which money is taken from middle-class families to unfairly provide private-school educations to a particular group of children favored by politicians and bureaucrats. He also worries that with federal school vouchers inevitably come further central government regulation and loss of local control over education.

Michael Munger

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Munger made education a centerpiece of his gubernatorial campaign, saying that allowing more charter schools is the first thing he would do: "Rich people have choices now. I want everyone to have a choice." He would give $1,500 education vouchers to low-income students in the poorest 40 counties of North Carolina; since most would stay in public school, this would have the effect of increasing aid to poor schools. Munger has taken more socially liberal positions on many issues than the Democratic candidate for governor, Bev Perdue. "One reason I haven't been allowed in all the debates is that I'm taking votes from the Democrats. Sixty percent of my supporters are voting for Obama.

James Madison Institute

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The institute is a supporter of increased educational choice through charter schools and school vouchers. The institute believes that a cleaner environment and economic liberty are not mutually exclusive goals, and that private property rights and market incentives will encourage good stewardship. In 2015, JMI absorbed the Orlando-based Coalition for Property Rights into its Center for Property Rights. The institute believes that direct personal responsibility for health care controls costs and provides individuals with incentives to make healthy choices.

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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A variety of K-12 private, parochial, and public charter schools are also represented in the city. In 1992, Saint Paul became the first city in the US to sponsor and open a charter school, now found in most states across the nation. Saint Paul is currently home to 21 charter schools as well as 38 private schools. The Saint Paul Public Library system includes a central library and twelve branch locations. Residents of Saint Paul can receive 10 broadcast television stations, five of which broadcast from within Saint Paul. One daily newspaper, the St.

D.J. Bettencourt

Bettencourt is sponsoring a tax credit program that would allow business to donate a certain amount of money for education to be given to families seeking alternatives to public school (either home-schooling or for private or religious schools). The donating business would receive a tax credit of between 75 and 90 percent for that donation. The proposal aims to avoid the constitutional issues faced by school voucher programs. Bettencourt opposes a state sales or income tax in New Hampshire and opposes the implementing any new taxes or raising existing taxes. Bettencourt has stated that "the only way to maintain low taxes is to control spending.


In February 2013 the founders of Orsch, Jackie and Ashley Burt, met with the RE1J School Board to discuss the possibility of turning Orsch from a private into a charter school. After discussions, it was decided that becoming a charter school was not a good fit for Orsch. For Orsch it reduced the school's freedom to teach using methods it deemed best and some RE1J School Board members had concerns about how the Orsch system would fit with the district school system.

Income inequality in the United States

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School quality and educational results vary dramatically, depending on whether a student has access to a private or charter school or an effective public school. Many students have no choice but to attend dysfunctional public schools, where fewer achieve grade level performance. Pundit David Brooks argued that in the 1970s, high school and college graduates had "very similar family structures", while later high school grads were much less likely to get married, and much more likely to smoke, be obese, get divorced, and/or become a single parent.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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There are four charter schools within the Las Cruces Public Schools. Alma d'arte is a high school with a focus on an integrated arts curriculum. Las Montañas is a charter high school that opened in fall 2007 and caters to at-risk students. New America High School offers schooling for young and older adults who want to go back to school for their diploma or GED. Academia Dolores Huerta Middle School is the only recognized dual language program in the state. There are four private Christian schools. College Heights Kindergarten is a private Christian kindergarten, founded in 1954.

Lottie Beebe

White is considered a "wunderkind" type of educator, trained at Eli Broad's Superintendent's Academy, and an advocate of a plethora of modern educational reforms and innovations, such as Common Core State Standards Initiative, expanded charter schools, educational vouchers, and enhanced teacher evaluations of instruction. When the roll was called on White's confirmation, Beebe replied, "Emphatic, no." Her BESE colleagues, however, have praised White for his willingness to tackle tough problems and his endeavors to bring dissenting groups together.

Stan Bunn

Bunn's campaign focused on stabilizing funding for schools, continuing school reform, reducing class sizes, and supporting charter schools, but not school voucher programs. He spent over $100,000 of his own money in winning the position, defeating Carter 522,263 votes to 412,235 votes. Bunn took office on January 4, 1999, with plans to reduce class sizes, increase teacher training, create a reserve fund to help stabilize school funding, and work to better the relationship between teachers' unions and the Department of Education. He also supported the concept of charter schools as long as local schools retained control of those schools.

List of Washington initiatives to the legislature

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Passed by the legislature in 1995 but repealed by referendum the same year. 173, regarding school vouchers. Submitted to the voters in 1996 and rejected. 177, regarding charter schools. Submitted to the voters in 1996 and rejected. 330, regarding medical malpractice claims and insurance. Submitted to the voters in 2005 and rejected. 336, regarding medical malpractice lawsuits and insurance and healthcare provider licensing. Submitted to the voters in 2005 and rejected. 517, regarding initiative and referendum measures. Submitted to the voters in 2013 and rejected. 522, regarding labeling of genetically-engineered foods.

Sugar Land, Texas

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In addition, the Harmony Public Schools operates two charter schools in the city, the grades K-6 Harmony Science Academy and grades 7-12 Harmony School of Innovation. There are many private schools in Sugar Land and the surrounding area of all types: non-sectarian, Catholic, and Protestant. The Texas Education Agency has no authority over private school operations; private schools may or may not be accredited, and achievement tests are not required for private school graduating seniors. Many private schools will obtain accreditation and perform achievement tests as a means of demonstrating that the school is genuinely interested in educational performance.

Salt Lake City School District

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Public charter schools in the district include Open Classroom, an elementary and middle school that has been part of the district since 1977 and is currently housed in the building that once was Lowell Elementary and Open High School of Utah, established in 2009. In January 2014, approximately 40 students at Uintah Elementary School had their lunches removed from them and thrown in the trash. According to the school district, the students' lunch accounts were in arrears, and the district's child-nutrition manager visited the school and decided to take away the students' lunches.