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Karen Testerman on Education

 

 


Let parents choose; monies should follow the student

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Vouchers for school choice"?

A: It is the right and responsibility of parents to choose where their children attend schools. Monies should follow the student.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jan 3, 2014

Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education

Educating our children is so simple that it defies logic that there is opposition. Today we hear education lemmings, like Sen. Shaheen, promote less choice. In fact, they push for children of a younger and younger age to enter our government indoctrination centers. Over the years we have watched as oversight of our children's education is slowly removed from the parents.

SAT scores for graduating high school seniors has reached the lowest point in nearly four decades. The decline corresponds directly with the ascension of the federal Department of Education.

Let me remind you of an important fact, the purpose of the DOE was to raise math and science scores to be more competitive on the international stage.

I ask you this: Would you send your car back to a shop that makes it worse each time? Why should we force parents to do the same with their children? It's time to put parents back in charge and let them choose what style of education best suits their children.

Source: 2014 New Hampshire Senate website, KarenTesterman.net , Dec 1, 2013

Stop the "common core" federal education standards

Testerman went through a litany of issues that are more closely associated with those on the far right, such as recalling elected officials who voted for gun control measures, stopping "common core" federal education standards and further investigation into the September 2012 attack on a the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
Source: Valley News on 2014 New Hampshire Senate debate , Nov 23, 2013

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