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Roxanne Conlin on Education

 


Higher Pell Grants; lower student loan interest rates

Iowans are no longer competing with Nebraska, Minnesota, or even the East and West coasts, we are competing with the workforce and entrepreneurs in India, China, and Europe. The best way to invest in Iowa's future is by providing our children with a world-class education. ˙In order to grow and sustain a vibrant economy we need to ensure every American has access to a quality education--from preschool through college. ˙The cost of a college education has risen 40% in the last five years. ˙We must make vocational schools and college more affordable by increasing the value of Pell Grants and lowering the interest rates on student loans. We need to change No Child Left Behind, it is an unfunded mandate and encourages schools to teach to the test and punishes poorly performing schools instead of working to make them better.
Source: Democracy For America 2010 endorsements Aug 12, 2010

Invest in education: fund K-12 & retain teachers

In Iowa, we believe the way to a better life is a good education. We must invest in education. What can the federal government do? Schools across Iowa and the country are facing closings and layoffs. Class sizes are increasing and arts and music classes are being cut. I will assure funding for our K-12 schools, so that we can retain teachers in the classroom and advance our educational opportunities. We need more preschools so that our little ones can start kindergarten ready to learn.
Source: Campaign website, www.RoxanneForIowa, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Other candidates on Education: Roxanne Conlin on other issues:
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Terry Branstad
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