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Rocky Anderson on Education

Justice Party challenger for President; former mayor of Salt Lake City


Curriculums by national standards; with local flexibility

Q: When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?Anderson adds, "Nationally our students are falling behind students throughout the rest of the world. To keep our competitive edge we have to maintain high standards, but also preserve some flexibility and innovation at the local level."
Source: AmericansElect Questionnaire with OnTheIssues.org , Feb 23, 2012

Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Teacher-led prayer in public schools"?

A: Strongly Oppose

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Feb 10, 2012

Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Parents choose schools via vouchers"?

A: Oppose

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Feb 10, 2012

Re-prioritize on education to keep up with rest of world

It's always the poor, the most vulnerable in our society, that end up paying the price when we so irresponsibly drive up the accumulated debt. So, fiscal responsibility really serves all of us, and we need to reprioritize. We do need to prime the pump during this time of recession. We need to provide better education, greater innovation to keep up with the rest of the world.
Source: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, "Challenger for Obama?" , Dec 13, 2011

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Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)

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Rocky Anderson (I,Salt Lake City)
Tom Barrett (D,Milwaukee,WI)
Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
Rudy Giuliani (R,New York City)
Dennis Kucinch (D,Cleveland,OH)
Sarah Palin (R,Wasilla,AK)
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