Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Education



Expanded education freedom to more than 5000 students

Before this year, Arkansas families had no choice where to send their kids to school. LEARNS expanded education freedom to more than five thousand students in just one year. 50 percent of those students have learning disabilities. Year One of the LEARNS Act targeted the most at-risk students in our state. But education freedom is for everyone, and soon, Education Freedom Accounts will be too.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Arkansas legislature , Apr 10, 2024

Education is a civil rights issue: give parents choice

I believe giving every child access to a quality education--regardless of their race or income--is the civil rights issue of our day. I will unveil an education package that will be the most far reaching, bold, conservative education reform in the country. My plan empowers parents with real choices, improves literacy and career readiness, and helps put a good teacher in every classroom by increasing their starting salary from one of the lowest to one of the highest in the nation.    
Source: GOP response to 2023 State of the Union speech , Feb 7, 2023

Offer more choices to parents of kids in failing schools

[On school choice]: "I will champion good schools and good teachers, but also offer more choices to parents of kids in failing schools," she continued. "Every child must have the opportunity of a quality education--and no child should ever be trapped in a life of poverty and despair."
Source: Fox News on 2022 Arkansas Governor race , Apr 6, 2021

Offer more choices to parents of kids in failing schools

I will champion good schools and good teachers, but also offer more choices to parents of kids in failing schools. Every child must have the opportunity of a quality education, and no child should ever be trapped in a life of poverty and despair.
Source: Rev.com e-zine on 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial race , Nov 12, 2020

Graduated proudly from integrated Little Rock High School

Forty years after the Supreme Court's landmark "Brown vs. Board of Education" decision of 1954, as a student at Central High, I cheered alongside thousands of students, parents, and dignitaries from around the world as President Bill Clinton and my dad, Governor Mike Huckabee, helped open up the door of Central High for the Little Rock Nine--the same doors that were previously closed to them because they were black.

Our student body president, an African American girl, also spoke in front of the world and speak out for civil rights. It was a reminder to all of us that day and around the world how far America and Arkansas had come.

The Little Rock Nine bravely advanced equality in America, and today Central High is one of the most racially diverse and high-achieving schools in the state. I loved my experience there. My time at Central exposed me to all different backgrounds, lifestyles, and viewpoints. I am very proud to have graduated from Little Rock Central High.

Source: Speaking for Myself, by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, p. 31-33 , Sep 8, 2020

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KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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