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Stephen Pagliuca on Education


Healthy mix of private, charter, and public schools

I intend to vigorously pursue education reform. Simply, we need better schools. We have great educators and we have to explore options to grow that pool of talent, by providing teachers clearer goals and better resources. I believe in supporting creative solutions and sponsoring significant investment in educational reform. In Massachusetts, we are seeking a healthy mix of private, charter, and public schools. On the national level, the focus of educational reforms has to be on the students.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Oct 1, 2009

Reward performance and aptitude in teachers

I would vote for legislation that rewards performance and aptitude in teachers, not just the ability to "teach to a test." I would approach the question of education reform with the same collaborative and goal-oriented mindset that I have always addressed challenges: seeking advice from labor leaders, educators, and, most importantly, parents and students.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Oct 1, 2009

Universal pre-kindergarten, regardless of parents' income

I applaud Education Secretary Arne Duncan's "Race to the Top" initiative and look forward to supporting similarly innovative solutions. Providing universal pre-kindergarten services is an important step toward closing the gap in opportunity that plagues our education system. Every child deserves a fair start; we owe it to the children of our nation to provide quality, universal education for every child, regardless of their parents' income.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Oct 1, 2009

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Deval Patrick
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Joe L. Kennedy
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Scott Brown

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ID:Risch (R)
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NH:Shaheen (D)
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OR:Merkley (D)
VA:Warner (D)

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IL:Burris (D)
MA:Brown (R)
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SD:Thune (R)
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VT:Leahy (D)
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WI:Feingold (D)
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