Molly Kelly on Education
Veto any effort to take money away from public schools
Public education is a core tenet of our democracy. Every child should have access to a quality public school education. That's why I will veto any plan that takes money from our public schools to create a voucher program for private or religious
schools. College is too expensive, and too many young graduates carry too much student loan debt. I will work to make college more affordable to decrease this burden for students and ensure education remains available to everyone.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire Governor campaign website MollyKelly.com
, Oct 9, 2018
Freeze college tuition and lower it as well
Kelly declared, "Education is very, very important to me. It's one of the biggest reasons why I ran for the Senate and it will be my priority as well as governor." Kelly's repeatedly railed against Gov. Sununu's support for educational savings accounts,
a voucher like program proposal championed by the governor that she argues would weaken public schools.
When it comes to the high costs of attending the state's colleges and universities, Kelly said she would "freeze tuition and lower it as well."
And she's proposed increasing the state loan repayment program to give students more flexibility in paying their bills.
Steve Marchand laments that "we are one of 6 states that do not offer state funding for pre-K." Such state funding is one part of
the plan on public school reforms that he's proposed.
And taking a shot at Kelly, he's argued that freezing in-state tuition is not enough, as he's called for "debt-free college for in-state students who attend post-secondary education."
Source: Concord Monitor on 2018 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race
, Sep 3, 2018
Page last updated: Oct 11, 2018