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Bob Flanders on Education

 

 


States define education standards and feds support

Q: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?

A The states should have the primary responsibility and authority to do this,

Source: Rhode Island VoteSmart 2018 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2018

Parental school choice: federal funds follow students

As a former chair of the Rhode Island Board of Regents, I recognize that public education is the appropriate responsibility of state and local governments. While America spends more on education than nearly every other developed country, many of our schools are failing our kids. The following steps will help reform schools by empowering parents and local communities again:
Source: 2018 R.I. Senate campaign website FlandersForSenate.com , Nov 1, 2018

Simplify aid; subsidize students who can't afford college

The federal government plays an important role in higher education. Traditionally it has supported college and university research and provided subsidies for students who could not afford college. These federal programs have unlocked the doors to opportunity and innovation and they should be enhanced.

Which college to attend and how to pay for it is a stressful decision facing Rhode Island families and students. We must make the progress easier by looking to simplify aid forms, streamline the loan process, provide families with market information about schools they are considering, and promote an accreditation process that provides students with affordable options.

Source: 2018 R.I. Senate campaign website FlandersForSenate.com , Nov 1, 2018

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