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Donald Carcieri on Education

Republican RI Governor


Strong advocate of expanding Charter Schools

We also need to embrace our heritage of independence and enlightenment by fostering more charter schools. I have been a strong advocate of Charter Schools, and we have added new ones, and expanded existing ones. These are public schools utilizing a different model, and are achieving excellent results. This is another "revolution" that Rhode Island can and should lead. In order to build the 21st century economy successfully, we will produce high school graduates with 21st century skills.
Source: Rhode Island 2010 State of the State Address , Jan 26, 2010

Double funding for schools in “intervention” status

In his budget plan for next year, Governor Carcieri proposed to increase state funding for local schools by $41 million, which represents the largest increase in state aid for education in six years. That funding will help local communities educate Rhode Island children while limiting increases in local property taxes.

To help bring up schools that have been classified in “intervention” status, Governor Carcieri allocated $2.9 million in FY 2006, doubling of funding from the previous year.

Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign website, carcieriforgovernor.com , Nov 7, 2006

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