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Ed Rendell on Education

Democratic PA Governor


Resources to public schools to invest in proven initiatives

Under Governor Rendell, student achievement is on the rise at every grade level and in every subject. Pennsylvania’s public schools now have the resources to invest in proven education initiatives like pre-kindergarten, full-day kindergarten and tutoring. Almost 100 school districts are investing in class-size reduction in kindergarten through 3rd grade to benefit nearly 20,000 children.
Source: Campaign website, www.rendellforgovernor.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Increase funding for education

For the first time in a generation, average state funding for education will ultimately reach 50 percent of the total cost. We will provide all districts with increased funding and cut local property taxes at the same time. We will offer school districts the funds to reduce class size, provide pre-kindergarten and full-day kindergarten, and provide extra help for all students who need it. We will offer administrators and teachers the tools to get the job done. We can succeed in reforming public education
Source: Budget Address to Pennsylvania General Assembly , Mar 4, 2003

Reduce reliance on local property tax by more state funding

Source: Campaign finance, www.RendellForGovernor.com, “Education” , Oct 16, 2002

Other governors on Education: Ed Rendell on other issues:
PA Gubernatorial:
Tom Corbett
PA Senatorial:
Bob Casey
Pat Toomey

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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Page last updated: Nov 21, 2011