Steve Knight on Education
As a State Senator I was committed to returning control to the local level. Local school boards, administrators, educators and most importantly PARENTS know what is best for their children, not bureaucrats. I believe that given the flexibility to determine what is best for their students, local decision makers, those closest to the students, can and will meet the needs of every one of our children. As a congressman, I want to continue this commitment and work to empower parents and local leadership.
OnTheIssues Explanation: In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 227, which banned bilingual education. This new law repeals Proposition 227, and hence re-institutes bilingual education. 80% of non-English-speaking in California public schools speak Spanish, but bilingual education could apply to other languages as well. (Steve Knight voted NAY).
This bill would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records.
Status:Bill passed House, 46-25-8; passed Senate, 21-9-8; approved by Governor, August˙12,˙2013. (Steve Knight voted NAY).
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Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?'
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