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Peter Konetchy on Education

 

 


Oppose nationwide Common Core standards

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

Konetchy: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 House campaign , Jul 2, 2014

Support optional teacher-led prayer in public schools

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

A: Support if participation by the students in class is optional.

Source: E-mail interview with OnTheIssues.org on 2012 Senate race , Aug 15, 2011

Support parents choosing schools via vouchers

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

A: Strongly Support.

Source: E-mail interview with OnTheIssues.org on 2012 Senate race , Aug 15, 2011

Teach students that our rights are God-given

    What has happened to our public schools to make them fail?
  1. Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty has ended up creating a dependant class of people who have been conditioned to expect others to care for them.
  2. The curriculum has been consistently dumbed down.
  3. Our schools are encouraging a sense of irresponsibility by not insisting upon the achievement of minimum proficiency standards.
  4. We need to teach a sense of pride in our country. Our schools often downplay the greatness of the United States in that:
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, peterkonetchy.com, "Issues" , Oct 30, 2010

Replace federal intervention with local controls & vouchers

Before federal government intervention, the US boasted one of the best educational systems in the world. In the 1960's, the main focus was on core curriculum. Fast forward to today. The school's main goal is to provide a safe and wholesome environment with education following as a secondary goal. What are the solutions?
  1. Remove the federal government from education and return authority to local communities and states. There is no constitutional authority for federal interference in education.
  2. We must allow local school boards to fire under performing teachers and reward exceptional performance.
  3. Encourage a variety of charter or private schools offering different areas of focus and interest.
  4. It is the student's responsibility to perform, and the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's performance. A voucher system would allow the parents to choose the school they feel is best suited for their children.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, peterkonetchy.com, "Issues" , Oct 30, 2010

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Education: Peter Konetchy on other issues:
MI Gubernatorial:
Abdul El-Sayed
Gretchen Whitmer
Jennifer Granholm
Mark Schauer
Rick Snyder
MI Senatorial:
Debbie Stabenow
Gary Peters
Matt Wiedenhoeft
Terri Lynn Land

Newly-elected Democrats as of Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Newly-elected Republicans as of Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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