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Deb Fischer on Education

 

 


Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools

Source: 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2004

Supports school prayer.

Fischer supports the CC Voters Guide question on school prayer

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Voluntary prayer in public schools and facilities"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q4a on Oct 31, 2012

Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed.

Fischer signed Letter from 11 Senators

Letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services, and Education: "Eleven U.S. senators signed a letter asking Senate appropriators to block the use of funding to the Education Department to promote the Common Core education standards. The senators wrote a letter asking for appropriations legislative language 'to restore state decision-making and accountability with respect to state academic content standards.' Text of the letter:"

While the Common Core State Standards Initiative was initially billed as a voluntary effort between states, federal incentives have clouded the picture. The selection criteria designed by the U.S. Department of Education for the Race to the Top (RTTT) Program provided that for a state to have a reasonable chance to compete for funding, it must adopt a "common set of K-12 standards" matching the description of the Common Core.

Source: Letter on Sen. Grassley's Senate website 15_Lt_Edu on Apr 4, 2014

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