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Charlie Crist on Education

 


Propose $3.8 billion to reduce class size

I have proposed in my budget 3.8 billion dollars to meet the constitutional mandate of the class size amendment. This is a 19% increase over the current budget level and would bring state funding for the last five years to 10.7 billion dollars. Smaller classes provide a better environment for learning and we must fulfill our obligation to provide that funding to reduce class sizes.
Source: State of the State Address Mar 6, 2007

Early advocate for parental choice in education

As a State Senator, Charlie was an early advocate for parental choice in education by co-sponsoring legislation to implement the charter schools bill. He believes that parents know best what their children need, and should have the freedom to pick the best schools for their kids.
Source: Campaign website, www.charliecrist.com, "Issues" Nov 7, 2006

Allow vouchers for any public, private or religious school

Source: Congressional 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Constitutional amendment for school prayer

Q: Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to religious expression and voluntary prayer in public places, including schools?

A: Yes.

Source: Congressional 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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