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Cean Stevens on Education

 

 


Let all students consider all options

Education is the foundation we set for our children to enjoy the increased opportunities of gainful employment in Alaska. Few issues are as important, yet Alaska is letting our students down. We must demand improvement and results for all students and be able to consider all options.

Reforming education will require us to think outside the box and consider students of all ages. I will work for greater vocational training opportunities for students headed into the workforce; Only 18% are college-bound. Education MUST reflect reality. We must serve the individual needs of each student, not the perpetuation of the institution.

Do you support the Federal Template of "Common Core" on our students? I don't! Some promote "Great Alaskan Schools" I promote "Great Alaskan Students."

Source: 2016 Alaska Senate campaign website, CeanStevens.com , Mar 10, 2016

Let parents decide on educational decisions for their kids

Q: What are your suggestions to increase accountability of public schools?

A: Administrators should be held accountable to a high level of excellence. If they are not able to perform to those standards, they should be released and replaced.

Q: Would you support a constitutional amendment that would allow public funds to be spent on private or religious K-12 education? If such an amendment were to pass, would you then support voucher or some similar grant to parents of state funds that they could spend on private or religious education for their children?

A: The resources of the state belong to the people of the state. The children of the state belong to the parents of the state. Why shouldn't parents be allowed to be a major part of the educationally decisions of their children?

Source: Alaska Dispatch News on 2016 Alaska Senate race , Oct 29, 2014

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