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David Clements on Education

 


Reduce taxes so families can pay for private schools

As the Federal Government has increased the size and budget of the Department of Education, deficiencies in test scores and student performance have become more prevalent. The quality of the education of our children has not been improved by the policies of a structurally unaccountable, inefficient and unelected bureaucracy.

Critical decisions should be made locally. This would allow parents, teachers and community leaders, instead of out-of-touch Washington bureaucrats, to determine the most efficient use of resources.

While there is a need for state-funded public education, I firmly believe that education starts with the family. Accordingly, I will support any measure that relieves the tax burden on all hard-working parents so they can allocate more of their own resources to alternatives such as home-school and private schools.

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, ClementsForNM.com , Feb 18, 2014

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