Jerry Brady on Education


Support sustainable funding for public schools

    In order to prepare our children and to strengthen our state and our nation, we advance the following seven principles and support them with effective solutions:
  1. Every child deserves to learn and grow in an environment that provides safety and emotional support.
  2. Parents are their children's best advocates and, as such, must be full partners in their educational decisions.
  3. Children learn best when their school environment is supportive of each child's learning. The tools necessary for learning--whether labs, technology, or textbooks--must be available and up to date.
  4. Every child deserves a highly skilled and caring teacher.
  5. Return control to parents, [via] three regional parental advisory boards elected by local PTA and PTO members.
  6. Promotion of character development.
  7. Support sustainable funding for public schools.
Source: Campaign website, www.bradyforidaho.org, "Issues" Nov 7, 2006

Parents in concert with schools develop kids' moral compass

Parents, working in concert with their locally elected trustees, must be empowered to shape the schools their children attend. Compassionate parenting is needed for our children to develop the strength of character and moral compass they need to thrive & prosper in a world that has turned from personal responsibility and respect for others to one where greed & violence often predominate. [I support] promotion of character development. We want our children to not only be smart, but good citizens as well.
Source: Campaign website, www.bradyforidaho.org, "Issues" Nov 7, 2006

Supports school prayer

Jerry Brady supports a moment of silence for prayer in schools.
Source: Campaign website, www.bradyforidaho.org, "Issues" Nov 7, 2006

Evaluate and reward teachers

We'd like to focus on evaluating teachers based on student performance. This is a tough one for teachers to swallow. Remember: In the good/bad teacher report, the good teachers worked under the same conditions as the poor teachers. And clear measurements of success can be and have been written. No, spending money alone won't work. But if good teachers make so much of a difference, it only makes sense to reward them disproportionately.
Source: Idaho Falls Post-Register "Reward Good Teaching" Feb 1, 2002

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