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Dave Domina on Education

 

 


Treat public education as a basic right of citizenship

It is time for Americans to recognize the right to an education as a basic, civil right of citizenship. Without education for all Americans, stability, upward mobility, and progress are not attainable. Education must be measured by, and rooted in, strong public schools. Care must be taken to permit alternatives to public education, but the public schools mandatory curriculum must be met or satisfied through proficiency testing.
    The US needs a comprehensive educational policy for the 21st Century
  1. Education as a basic civil right for all Americans.
  2. More and better resources for classroom teachers
  3. Rigorous evaluation of schools of education and alternative pathways to the teaching profession.
  4. Improved and invigorated teacher education in enhanced schools of education.
  5. Strengthened professional standards for teaching
  6. Pre-K educational investment through federal formula based funding
  7. Vocational education at high school and post-high school levels.
Source: 2014 Nebraska Senate campaign website, DaveDomina.com , Sep 1, 2014

Common Core: feds have an interest in common understanding

On education, Sasse said he opposes Common Core State Standards--which were developed by groups such as the National Governors' Association but have come under fire by wary conservatives. Sasse said they were supposed to be voluntary and state-based, but are "no longer either." Sasse said raising kids is the responsibility of parents and local government and shouldn't be "centrally done in Washington."

Domina said the federal government has a "pretty dynamic interest" in making sure all students have common levels of understanding, noting that he may differ on education from Sasse, who attended private colleges and homeschools his children "which I applaud him for." The problem is, both George W. Bush and Obama didn't trust teachers to decide who should pass, Domina said.

Source: WatchDog.org on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate , Jun 2, 2014

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