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Clay Higgins on Education

 

 


Dismantle Common Core; dismantle Education Department

Common Core is an uncommonly poor idea even by government standards. We've grown accustomed to ridiculous government programs but Common Core seems to have been derived by hippies on acid in DC. It makes no sense... none. Common Core is an indicator of just how far we have fallen as a nation. If I have anything to say about it, Common Core will be history.

Regarding the Federal governments role in education, I would greatly diminish or completely dismantle the U.S. Department of Education. (Also referred to as ED or the Education Department.) It's another segment of the 4th Branch of our federal government that we don't need. The state of Louisiana has the LADOE. That's enough. School choice and the education of our children is best decided on a local level by loving parents and dedicated teachers.

Source: 2016 Louisiana House campaign website CaptainHiggins.com , Dec 10, 2016

College education has become more of burden than benefit

In my family if a child wants to go to college they can get a job and pay for it or join the military and let them pay for it. A college education has become more of a burden on the graduate than a benefit. There was a time, not long ago, when college tuition was essentially affordable and upon graduation a college grad could pretty much count on a good job. Now, because of out of control salaries to administrators and liberal professors, who commonly seem driven to indoctrinate our youth with leftist principles, a college grad finally leaves the campus with a hundred grand of debt or more... and frequently no job to be found. Some of the finest colleges in America are those who accept zero federal dollars and are thus free to instruct their students according to historically traditional American precepts of higher education. As a Congressman, I would support endeavors to reduce the role of the Federal Government in American colleges.
Source: 2016 Louisiana House campaign website CaptainHiggins.com , Dec 10, 2016

Opposes states adopting federal education standards.

Higgins opposes the PVS survey question on education standards

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q7 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Education: Clay Higgins on other issues:
LA Gubernatorial:
Bobby Jindal
Charles Boustany
LA Senatorial:
Bill Cassidy
David Vitter
Mary Landrieu

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