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Alan Blinken on Education


Increase school funding instead of cutting taxes

Choosing tax cuts over education funding means our children lose?in elementary and secondary education we end up with fewer teachers, larger class sizes and inadequate school buildings. My solution to the fiscal crisis in education is to expand the tax base by bringing new jobs and investment to Idaho. I am a strong supporter of federal assistance for public school districts as long as local control is maintained. Schools need long term commitment, not just funding when the economy is in an upswing.
Source: Campaign website www.AlanBlinkenForSenate.com, "Stands" Sep 30, 2002

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