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Larry LaRocco on Education

Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.

 


Increase service scholarships for teachers

Q: What should the federal government do to prepare K-12 students for the 21st Century?

A: The most immediate key is to strengthen our nationís teachers. In order to do this I advocate increasing access to service scholarships so that teachers can afford to prepare more effectively to provide high quality instruction in our schools. I support increasing funding for high-quality after-school programs, summer learning opportunities, and college outreach programs.

Source: Scientists and Engineers for America (SEFORA) questionnaire , Aug 8, 2008

Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer.

Motion to add language to the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act" to give federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer.
Bill HR 1804 ; vote number 1994-85 on Mar 23, 1994

Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible.

LaRocco co-sponsored making employee educational assistance tax-deductible

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore and make permanent the income tax exclusion of amounts paid under employer-provided educational assistance programs for employees.

Source: Employee Educational Assistance Act (H.R.127) 1993-H127 on Jan 5, 1993

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