Jon Corzine on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ)
A: Well, I’ll tell you one thing it won’t cost is the estimates that I see on [my opponent] Bob Franks’s web site. We’re talking about HOPE scholarships which provide access for middle-income families to higher education. We’ve used the same assumptions that Georgia used to start out, of the number of high school graduates, the number of people who apply to colleges, the number of people who go to colleges, maintain B averages over a period of time. And we come out with a $2.2 billion program on an annual basis. Congressman Franks is saying that will cost $58 billion.
Similarly when I’m talking about preschool I am talking about fully funding out Head Start. Making sure that the 55% of the kids who are eligible for Head Start actually have access at it. That’ll cost about $5 billion a year and Congressman Franks is talking that this will cost about $38 billion a year.
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To fulfill the promise of a democratic society, the National Education Association shall promote the cause of quality public education and advance the profession of education; expand the rights and further the interest of educational employees; and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all.In pursuing its mission, the NEA has determined that it will focus the energy and resources of its 2.7 million members toward the "promotion of public confidence in public education." The ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
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