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Elizabeth Dole on School Choice


Give parents a smorgasbord of choices

Dole said parents should be able to choose from a “rich smorgasbord of educational choices” in deciding where to send their children to school. “The federal government has become a truly intrusive regulatory presence sapping state authority,local control & parental responsibility. Every hour spent on complying with regulations is time not spent helping teachers & students.” Dole would let school districts choose how most federal money is spent, as long as students’ performance is measured and attained.
Source: The Enterprise (Greater Brockton, MA) , p. A6 Sep 23, 1999

Vouchers OK where public schools fail.

The No. 1 priority of any education reform must be to restore our public schools to greatness. But where schools are unsafe and a child is trapped in a failing school, the state should provide [a voucher] to help pay for education elsewhere.
Source: Time Magazine 4/26/99 p. 36 Apr 26, 1999

Parents should demand success; be given vouchers if not

Parents [involved in classrooms] will do what the government has not: ensure a zero tolerance for incompetence. We should test and track and act on the results, holding teachers & principals & schools accountable for the success of the children in their care. But if a child is trapped in an unsafe, failing school, we must provide other answers, like a voucher to help parents select another school.
Source: Exploratory Cmte Announcement Speech, 3/10/99 Mar 10, 1999

Other candidates on School Choice: Elizabeth Dole on other issues:
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George W. Bush
Al Gore
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