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Submitted by: Steven G. from VA
April 19, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1272

Would you support expanding the teaching of climate change in our schools?

We really needed to be doing this decades ago where the efforts could have been more impactful.

Submitted by: Joe F. from TN
April 19, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1156

Do you support tuition free public colleges and universities?

We are told to get a proper education, most of us can't afford the debt that comes along. We leave these colleges and universities with a lot of debt. k-12 is tax funded why can't public colleges ?

Submitted by: Tyler A. from MA
April 21, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
Issue area: Education
936

Would you support ,free education,amnesty or reduced costs for college education

The cost of education is too high in our country. Would you support amnesty for loans owed? Would you be interested in free education funded by higher taxes on wealthier people and corporates?

Submitted by: Charles T. from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:36 a.m.
Issue area: Education
774

What will you do to avert the corporate take over of Higher Education?

At colleges and universities across the country, Administration and its costs have been ballooning, while vital programs and faculty are being cut, and adjuncts are being underpaid and overworked.
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Submitted by: E. Watson from NY
April 21, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Issue area: Education
778
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What measures would you take to improve education in this country?

Education and literacy are the core of an evolving society. However it is flawed with high costs, huge bridge to the work force and we currently are 10th in the world graduation rate (source: oecd).

Submitted by: Ali M. from TX
April 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Issue area: Education
465

Would you support a cap on student loan interest?

I want to pay my student loans, but I can't ever because of interest. If you simply put a cap on the amount of interest that can accrue for the lifetime of loan, problem solved for 80% of us!

Submitted by: Lisa P. from OR
April 21, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Issue area: Education
550

What will you do to keep religious teachings and ideas out of our public schools?

Increasing legislation in many states challenging the secular and scientific fact based teaching. Need federal legislation once and for all to stop this.

Submitted by: Lynn R. from CA
April 21, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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Is tuition free college really possible?

Would it be too much to ask for congress to actually pass the bill. This would require everyone to agree. Wouldn't it be more realistic to make universities flat rate, and erase interest rates?

Submitted by: denny464 from IL
April 19, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Issue area: Education
465

Why is free public education pie in the sky?

60 years ago education at California state universities was virtually free. Most European countries have free college education.

Submitted by: Howardwhynot from FL
April 19, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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Do you support access to high quality early care and education for every child?

Investments in young children have a high return and are essential for equal opportunity. Child care allows parents to work & be more productive employees. This should be as high a priority as K-12.

Submitted by: Big John from MA
April 21, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Issue area: Education
496

Do you support student loan forgiveness?

At a time where graduates are struggling to find work in their chose field, so are having difficulty with repaying student loans, I believe that they should be allowed to have their loans forgiven.

Submitted by: DJ from WA
April 21, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Issue area: Education
297

Should civic responsibility and media awareness be mandatory learing in HS?

Mainstream media has saturated our world with 24 hr news, the corporate control, therefore gov't is responsible to make its citizenry aware of who owns it and how it effects political process, agree?

Submitted by: yumpladukfoo from NY
April 21, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Issue area: Education
319

What do you think about focusing more on critical thinking skills at K-12?

At the college level and in private schools, they focus on critical thinking more than in public schools. College is too late for many and obviously only the affluent can afford private schools.
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Submitted by: Joe N. from MT
April 21, 2016, 1:45 a.m.
Issue area: Education
297

Would you or did you support a bill to raise teachers minimum salary?

There was been a bill in 2015 that, if passed, would raise minimum salary for all "instructional personnel" to 50k which can help both students, schools, and teachers in a number of ways.

Submitted by: Kristen C. from VA
April 21, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Issue area: Education
245

What will you do to improve our schools systems?

Florida has always been a low ranking state in regards to k-12 school quality and education of the youth. Many kids drop out due to lack of school funding, engagement, poor parents, or other reasons.
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Submitted by: Megan J. Hutton from FL
April 24, 2016, 4:52 a.m.
Issue area: Education
219

What are you going to do to expand student capacity at public colleges?

To study something useful like ultrasound or, radiology tech we are forced to enroll at shady for profit colleges because there is no space for more than a few hundred students at public institution.

Submitted by: Wendy R from FL
April 19, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Issue area: Education
168

How would you fully fund public education? Should taxes fund non-public schools?

Education is becoming privatized & corporatized via charter schools & vouchers. We need to fully fund public education & stop giving tax dollars to charter schools, private schools, & homeschoolers.

Submitted by: Linda D. from FL
April 22, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Issue area: Education
140

How can we initiate a separation of News & Entertainment?

News Media is highly influential in everything from purchase decisions to voting consent. It is time to fight the propaganda and misinformation of "entertainment news." A new facts-based era is needed
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Submitted by: Jon P. from IA
April 21, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Issue area: Education
163

How can things get done 4 the middle-class when facts no longer seem to matter?

From Tea Partiers to moderate Republicans all the way to Hillary Blue-Dog Democrats, you can give all the facts you wish, but opinions seem immune to facts now. How can that possibly be fixed?

Submitted by: Tim Carthon from OH
April 21, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Issue area: Education
177

Will you establish a mandatory comprehensive sex education program in schools?

Florida is currently the ranked number one for number of new HIV infections and has the 12 highest teen pregnancy rate in America.
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Submitted by: Cody from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Issue area: Education
185

Why are Students paying so much % internist on their school loans?

Why not have 0% and then there would see student loans actually get paid off!

Submitted by: Tanner from MN
April 21, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Issue area: Education
132

Would you increase PreK-12 funding to fight poverty's impact on school success?

Millions of children live in poverty. It is known that removing the barriers of poverty directly improves readiness and the ability to learn. But philanthropy and non profits can only do so much.
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Submitted by: Dom from MI
April 22, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Issue area: Education

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