John Hager on Education

Former Republican Primary Candidate VA Governor

Complete the job of Standards of Learning

Governors Allen and Gilmore did the right thing by initiating Virginia’s Standards of Learning. Now we need a practical, hands-on executive who will complete the job and make educational excellence a reality in Virginia. John Hager is determined to be that leader. No one ever said that the transition to higher standards would be easy, but with intelligent and energetic leadership we can make sure the schools get the resources they need to do the job. Targeted remediation for students who need extra help is a big part of the answer. John Hager also supports early reading programs to get kids off to a good start, special attention to math remediation in middle schools, computer and technology training in the high schools, workforce training in community colleges, and greater resources for research in our institutions of higher learning.
Source: JohnHager.com, “Education” Jan 8, 2001

Institutional Performance Agreements for colleges

Hager believes that we should extend the standards and accountability movement to Virginia higher education. He supports Institutional Performance Agreements with the General Assembly and executive branch to see that parents’ and students’ hard-earned tuition dollars and fee are well and wisely spent.
Source: JohnHager.com, “Education” Jan 8, 2001

Character education should reinforce parental morality

Hager supports character education in the public schools that reinforces, not contradicts, what parents teach their children at home about moral and spiritual values.
Source: JohnHager.com, “Education” Jan 8, 2001

Let parents direct their kids’ education

John Hager believes that parents possess the authority and responsibility to direct the upbringing and education of their children. That’s why he supports the Parents Investing in Education proposal, which is a tax credit for parents to use on education expenditures for their children, such as computers, tutoring, tuition and curriculum materials.
Source: JohnHager.com, “Education” Jan 8, 2001

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AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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