Marvin Scott on Education

Supports school choice & education savings accounts

Marvin Scott...My opponent...
Supports School Choice education programsBlocked School Choice education
(Vote made on June 12, 2001)
Supports Education Savings AccountsOpposes Education Savings Accounts
(Vote made on March 2, 2000)
Source: Campaign website, marvinscott.org, "Comparison Piece" Aug 13, 2004

Allow vouchers for public or private schools

Source: 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 2004

Advocate for local control of schools

Scott understands the importance of a quality education. He believes local school boards, administrators, teachers, and parents can make better decisions than Washington bureaucrats. In Congress, he will advocate for local control of schools, federal funding reform, and more affordable higher education. With a quality education, all children, no matter how much money their parents make, will have the skills they need to turn their dreams into reality.
Source: Campaign website, MarvinScott.org, "Issues" May 2, 2004

Federal government should take a small role in education

There is no greater task before us than educating our children. A good education ensures our children will succeed in the future and will help keep America strong. While the federal government should retain a small role helping promote education, the lion's share of the decisions effecting our children's education should be made at the state and local level. Dr. Scott will support any reasonable legislation that allows local school districts freedom to improve education quality.
Source: Campaign website, MarvinScott.org, "Issues" May 2, 2004

Students in failing schools can transfer to charters

Scott will work for these reforms: students in failing schools may transfer to a better-performing public or charter school; allow parents to use federal funds for tutoring, after school services, and summer school programs; require states to set high standards of achievement and create a system of accountability.
Source: Campaign website, MarvinScott.org, "Issues" May 2, 2004

Will support stronger local control of schools

In Congress, he will advocate for local control of schools, federal funding reform, and more affordable higher education. Whether it's becoming an astronaut, teacher, or inventor, our kids have big dreams.
Source: Campaign website, MarvinScott.org, "Issues" May 2, 2004

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