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Michelle Nunn on Education

 


Invest in early childhood education

High quality early childhood education is one of the smartest investments our country can make. Children who have access to quality early learning programs are more likely to graduate high school and get good jobs. Recent studies of Georgia's pre-K program have shown that these students did better academically than their peers in other states. For every $1 invested in early childhood education, Georgia's children and society as a whole could see returns of $8 or more. Policymakers at every level of government need to work together to expand pre-K programs to provide children from all backgrounds with a foundation for school success.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, michellenunn.com, "Ideas" , Nov 15, 2013

Common Core, teacher recruitment, smaller classes

I support the Common Core. It is a set of standards, not a curriculum, and these standards are research-based benchmarks that we can use to measure how well our students are prepared in math and English. It was created at the state level, not the federal level, and has been embraced by governors such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as a tool to assess our students' success from state to state and across the globe. These standards are important for Georgia because we can use them to make sure that our children are being taught what they need to achieve and be competitive in a 21st century economy compared to other states and other countries.

However, we can't just have higher expectations for our students. We must give them the support they need to succeed. That includes recruiting good teachers, keeping class sizes small, empowering strong principals, addressing issues such as chronic absenteeism and encouraging parents to become more engaged in their child's education.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, michellenunn.com, "Ideas" , Nov 15, 2013

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