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Gary Palmer on Education

 

 


We need choice and local control

Several years ago, the federal No Child Left Behind law established a precedent; for the very first time, the federal government told local school districts that it must test students at certain grade levels.

Common Core builds upon this precedent. States that adopt Common Core standards will not only be required to test, they will now be told by the US Department of Education what tests their students must take.

Once fully implemented, Common Core will allow national entities to determine what students are taught at the local level. Common Core is the means by which federal bureaucrats will exercise inappropriate control over local schools.

Alabama should follow the lead of other states and back away from Common Core and develop our own high standards. We need innovation and entrepreneurship in education, not a national, top down solution. We need choice and local control--not mediocre national standards or federal bureaucrats imposing national standards.

Source: 2014 AL-6 House campaign website, PalmerForAlabama.com , Sep 30, 2014

Oppose nationwide Common Core standards

Question topic: The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Palmer: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 House campaign , Sep 29, 2014

Opposes Common Core.

Palmer opposes the F2A survey question on education reforms

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q7 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes Common Core.

Palmer opposes the PVS survey question on education reforms

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q7 on Sep 30, 2014

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