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Good teachers & bad senators donít need $140,000 a year

Q: Youíve said a number of times that no good teacher should be paid less than a bad senator. In January the Senators will be making over $140,000 a year. Who would fund anything even close to that for the good teachers? A: [Teachers] may not need as much money as $140,000 a year. Perhaps Senators donít need as much as $140,000 a year. When we vote ourselves pay raises all the time and the American worker is not making nearly the increases that we are, itís really wrong.
Source: Phoenix Arizona GOP Debate Dec 7, 1999

Let local school boards decide hiring and spending

McCain feels strongly that local education authorities should have the power and money to weed out problem teachers and reward good ones. And he knows that school boards, not Washington bureaucrats, make the best decisions with the dollars available to them regarding hiring new teachers, reducing class size, or building new schools - doing what is necessary to provide for the unique needs of their students.
Source: www.mccain2000.com/ ďPosition PapersĒ 5/24/99 May 24, 1999

More block grants; more teacher testing; more prayer

Source: 1998 National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998

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