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Chris Daggett on Education

 


Names educator, Prof. Frank Esposito, as running-mate

Independent candidate Chris Daggett named a veteran educator as his running mate. Daggett is tapping Frank J. Esposito, a professor and former administrator at Kean University in Union, as his lieutenant governor nominee. Esposito said earlier in the week that reinvesting in education is key to pulling New Jersey out of the economic downturn.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger coverage: 2009 N.J. gubernatorial debates , Jul 29, 2009

Whatever works best--public, private, religious, charter

Education is critical to the future prosperity of New Jersey. For more than 35 years, in response to numerous NJ Supreme Court cases, we have spent billions on improving urban education, with very little to show for it. Despite spending more than $20,000 per student, high school graduation rates remain abysmally low in Newark, Camden and numerous other urban school districts. Even worse, in some cases as many as 90% of the graduates need remedial help in basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics before being able to attend or succeed in college.

This is not just a financial and educational issue, it is a moral issue. Whatever works best for each student should be utilized--public, private, religious, charter, vocational or home-based schools. We must set rigorous standards, improve teaching, and cultivate greater parental involvement, and we must coordinate with social service agencies. We cannot accept excuses, we cannot fail, and we cannot just continue to throw more money at the problem.

Source: Campaign website, www.daggettforgovernor.com, "Issues" , Jul 21, 2009

Other governors on Education: Chris Daggett on other issues:
NJ Gubernatorial:
Chris Christie
NJ Senatorial:
Frank Lautenberg
Robert Menendez

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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