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Heather Johnson on Education

 

 


Right to education includes school choice

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Vouchers for school choice"?

A: Yes--A right to education should include the type of education one wants for themselves and their children. Better yet, I support community driven education with parents and teachers developing curriculum.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 MN Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2014

Common Core is unconstitutional, and also underhanded

Q: Do you support school choice in the form of vouchers?

A: I do support school choice. Common Core was pushed through by unelected bodies and businesses, not in the legislation in accordance with our constitution. Not only was it unconstitutional, but it was underhanded. It was not led by parents and educators, I don't know anyone who doesn't think that parents and educators working together know better how their children learn. Educators who see these kids everyday should have a say in how they teach, not be given a curriculum and told that's how they're going to teach. I've been around the state and seen the private schools, they are flexible and have a variety of models, while including the curriculum that those educators developed directly. I have actually toured public, charter, and private schools--finding that private schools are more flexible in how they teach using a variety of different models to fit the class.

Source: News Examiner Q&A on 2014 Minnesota Senate race , Aug 11, 2014

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