Mark Perea on Education
Vouchers with no strings attached
Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, `Vouchers for school choice`?
A: Support, but only with no strings attached.
Source: Email interview on 2016 MT Governor's race with OnTheIssues
, Nov 3, 2015
Outlaw Common Core: no federal involvement in education
In 1925 the Supreme Court decided in Pierce v. Society of Sisters that parents have the fundamental right to direct the education of their children. I support this view. Curricula and standards should be established by those most qualified to observe
student progress, parents and teachers. Therefore, I favor returning the power over education decisions to each individual school.
I also favor a system that funds each student directly so that Montana parents can choose the school or system that best fits their children's needs. I favor a public-school funding system that funds a school based on its ability
to provide more individual attention per student--and smaller class sizes. In addition, I have requested a bill that is currently in process that would outlaw Common Core--and, to be clear, I oppose any and all federal involvement in education.
Source: 2016 gubernatorial campaign website, MarkPerea.com
, Jun 17, 2015
Allot vouchers based on what we spend now per child
Perea, who has no children, is an advocate of school choice vouchers. "I want parents to have the choice of how they educate their kids," he said. "What
I think would be perfectly equitable is each individual child having an allotment based on what we spend on each child now in public schools."
Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle on 2016 Montana gubernatorial race
, Feb 1, 2015
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