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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Submitted by: Caden Coleman from OK
April 19, 2016, 9:19 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Be specific: how will your agenda restore prestige & autonomy to teachers?

Enrollment's decreasing significantly in Colleges of Education, while 50% of new teachers quit within 5 years and experienced teachers are leaving. How will you prevent the impending education crisis?
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Submitted by: ladyjulbug from KY
April 22, 2016, 2:39 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Do you think funding schools based on ranking helps or hinders public education?

Florida's overall public school rating plummeted from 6th in 2013 to 28th as reported in 2015. Standardized testing and school" grading" is used to determine if that school will be funded more or less
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Submitted by: Cody from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Issue area: Education

What will you do to protect the educational integrity of the universities?

We have a trend of extremist left wing groups taking over campuses and establishing safe zones, where any arguments against their regressive views are not tolerated.

Submitted by: Psycnosis
April 21, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Should standardized testing be used in schools & for a teacher's evaluation?

It has been documented that standardized testing stresses students, parents opt their kids out, Pearson has given tests with errors, teachers evaluations and salaries are linked to these useless tests
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Submitted by: Mary Murdock from NJ
April 24, 2016, 12:37 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Do you support universal education Pre-K through Doctorate? We are 14th globally

We live in a society that requires a college degree to earn a living wage, jobs that require more time from parents, and we have fallen behind in our societal investments to the future generation.
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Submitted by: T.J.E. from FL
April 22, 2016, 6:03 a.m.
Issue area: Education
Submitted by: nate from OH
April 22, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Would you consider creating a federally funded online university?

Student debt is over a trillion dollars. Would force cost coinstraints within the competitive and very profitable education industry. Could target critical needs within the government to justify cost
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Submitted by: chill from FL
April 22, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Do u support the FCAT, Should our children's education be treated as a business?

Pearson was paid $250 million over four years. Education has become big business thanks to No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Submitted by: JackieSalazar from TX
April 22, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Issue area: Education

How will you improve support for Menta disabilities in High School?

Hi, I Have ADHD. Right now, public high school is horrible for me, and even though I have support, it's still a struggle What will you guys do To make high school more enjoyable and individualized?

Submitted by: CadenOnTheCobb from CT
April 21, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Why are we still using one of 3 teaching philosophies?

There are more than 3 learning types in the United States of America, yet we still cleave to the pre industrial notions of "fall in line, don't be different than the rest of us."

Submitted by: MysteryZ from MI
April 22, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Would you support community schools with wrap-around services?

You can not expect students to learn on an even playing field when they live in fear, hunger and poverty.
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Submitted by: Cindy H. from FL
April 24, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Issue area: Education
Submitted by: John P. Atter from CA
April 24, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Will you repeal the excess credit surcharge for public University students

The act forces public Florida universities to raise tuition 50% when a student exceeds 120 credit. This does not allow students to take more broad courses and explore different opportunitie.
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Submitted by: jorge921995 from FL
April 21, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Do you support offering college grants to undocumented workers?

Undocumented individuals have a very low standard of living and getting a good education will help them get ahead, succeed and achieve the American dream.

Submitted by: panini from MA
April 21, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Will you work to ban spanking in schools nationwide?

There is scientific proof that spanking does more harm than good, yet nineteen states still allow teachers to spank or paddle children despite this.
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Submitted by: LegallyBlindGamer from IL
April 22, 2016, 1:20 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Will you push to re-establish the pre 2007 FL Prepaid College plans?

In 2006 a four year university plan including tuition and fees bought for our newborn was under $15,000. In 2007 it was over $40,000 and still growing subsiquently we could not enroll or 2nd child.

Submitted by: Warren Danz from FL
April 22, 2016, 12:09 a.m.
Issue area: Education
Submitted by: Kadlum from WA
April 21, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Would you back requirements or incentives for states to integrate schools?

Integrating schools along socioeconomic and racial lines, based on programs like those in Cambridge, Eden Prairie, and New York, would improve outcomes for all students.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 23, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Issue area: Education

Will you work to make Vocational Education more available?

Many people are not suited or do not want to go to college but need vocational training (carpenter, mechanic, etc.) to have a good job.

Submitted by: Enola Grey from FL
April 25, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Would you support putting civics back in the high school curriculum?

Due to how much the political parties have lied to the students in our colleges in the last 8 yrs, it just makes sense to put civics back into the curriculum of our schools to educate the citizens.

Submitted by: reformed_druid from TN
April 25, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Issue area: Education
Submitted by: alexander m. from PA
April 25, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Issue area: Education

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