Scott Brown on Education
Republican Jr Senator
A. Senator Brown believes our public schools are facing unprecedented challenges, with shortages of funding and a lack of flexibility in federal education policy. Senator Brown believes we must improve transparency on teacher effectiveness and in funding for schools.
Override Gov. Romney's veto of a Budget Line Item which eliminated a state supplement to the federally-funded school breakfast program whereby all eligible children shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts at no cost to them.
Relevant platform section: PART I: FAMILIES & CHILDREN, DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY: No Child Left Behind: "We believe that young people are our most precious resource, and we see inherent worth and promise in every child. Ours is truly the Party that seeks to "Leave No Child Behind."We endorse, therefore, the goals established under The Children's Defense Fund initiative of that name, to ensure every child a healthy start [which includes CDF's support of school breakfast programs]."
Source citation: Veto Override ; vote number 252
Would require 3 yr moratorium and empower commission to study feasibility of charter schools.
Relevant section of platform: PART II: EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND OPPORTUNITY: Full Funding: "We call upon the state to change funding of Commonwealth Charter schools to ensure that funds are not drained from established public schools."
Source citation: Bill H.4000 ; vote number 88
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