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Matt Bevin on Education

 


FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life"

Matt Bevin has come out with a new ad defending his claimed affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "I'm a small-business owner, I've not had a resume in over 20 years. I've never claimed on a resume or to anyone ever that I'm a graduate of MIT. This is a lie made up by Mitch McConnell," Bevin says in his new radio ad.

Bevin's representation of his educational background became an issue after The Hill reported last year that Bevin indicated that he was an MIT graduate or graduate of an MIT-affiliated program, in the headline section of his LinkedIn page. Further down his page, he stated he was a 2008 graduate of the Entrepreneurial Master's Program at the MIT Endicott campus. School officials said the three-week seminar Bevin attended had no formal link to the school.

Bevin changed his LinkedIn page to clarify that he did not graduate from MIT afterwards. Bevin now lists his education as "School of Life" instead of MIT in the headline section of his LinkedIn page.

Source: AdWatch by The Hill e-zine on 2014 Kentucky Senate race , Apr 17, 2014

Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education

Matt believes we should limit the federal government's role in our education system, allowing states and local towns to make education decisions that best suit the unique needs of their communities. The federal government's one-size-fits-all, top-down policies rob states of their sovereignty and have failed our students.

Over the past several decades, the federal government has poured hundreds of billions of dollars into our education system with little constructive progress to show for it. It is a travesty that low-income children are trapped in failing public schools with no hope in sight. Government bureaucrats should not have the power to decide where our children go to school.

Matt is a passionate supporter of school choice, and will actively fight to inject our broken system with badly needed competition. Matt is also a strong supporter of alternative education models, including charter schools and home schooling. Matt and his wife, Glenna, homeschool their nine children.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattBevin.com, "Issues" , Oct 25, 2013

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