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Cindy Axne on Education

 

 


All-day kindergarten for ALL kids, not just the lucky half

As a mother of two sons in public schools, Cindy understands the importance of a high-quality education. It's why she fought to pass all day public kindergarten in West Des Moines after finding out that West Des Moines' lottery system meant that half the children in the community were denied access to all day public kindergarten and got two and a half hours of education instead.
Source: 2018 SC-3 House campaign website CindyAxneForCongress.com , Jan 31, 2019

Invest in STEM in schools, then trade schools OR college

For America to continue to lead the way in the global economy it's time we reinvest in our public-schools. We must prepare our children to compete in a global market by promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs that enable students to graduate with the skills they need to be successful in today's workforce.

Preparing the next generation for good-paying jobs that support a family requires providing young people with affordable access to community college, apprenticeships, trade schools or four-year colleges. Cindy will fight for a greater investment in our community colleges and grow apprenticeship programs and trade schools so that every student has the opportunity to succeed. She will work to expand Pell Grants and cap the interest rates on student loans so that Wall Street banks aren't profiting by burdening young people with debt that will take them decades to repay.

Source: 2018 IA-3 House campaign website CindyAxneForCongress .com , Nov 1, 2018

Education shouldn't be based in a lottery system

Stump speech from Polk County Convention: "I've fought to help instill the Iowa values of our own community. Like getting all-day kindergarten in West Des Moines. When I found out half the kids lost the lottery and didn't get that opportunity. They got a two-and-a-half-hour version. So I got busy. Because our education should be the great equalizer, and I'm going to make sure that I take that out to Congress as well."
Source: Bleeding Heartland on 2018 IA-3 House race , May 24, 2018

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Education: Cindy Axne on other issues:
IA Gubernatorial:
Andy McGuire
Cathy Glasson
Chet Culver
Fred Hubbell
Jack Hatch
Jake Porter
Kim Reynolds
Marco Battaglia
Nate Boulton
Rich Leopold
Terry Branstad
Tom Hoefling
IA Senatorial:
Bob Krause
Bruce Braley
Chet Culver
Chuck Grassley
Doug Butzier
Joni Ernst
Matthew Whitaker
Patty Judge
Rob Hogg
Sam Clovis
Tom Fiegen

Freshman class of 2019:
"Freshman class" means "not in Congress in January 2017", with exceptions:
* Special election, so sworn in prior to Jan. 2019
** Served in Congress in a previous term
*** Lost recount or general election
Freshman class of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-8*:Lesko
CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
Freshman class of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
VA-2:Luria ; VA-7:Spanberger ; VA-10:Wexton
WA-8:Schrier
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