To ensure that all students will have access to the mainstream of American life, we support the English First approach and oppose divisive programs that limit students? future potential. All students must be literate in English, our common language, to participate in the promise of America.
Does anyone know more about this "English First approach"? The way it is capitalized makes me think it is like specific theory of education. What role do they see foreign language playing in formal education?
We support choice in education for all families, especially those with children trapped in dangerous and failing schools, whether through charter schools, vouchers or tax credits for attending faith-based or other non-public schools, or the option of home schooling.
This seems in clear contradiction to Michael Steele as he said that he does not believe in voucher use for private schools.
We renew our call for replacing ?family planning? programs for teens with increased funding for abstinence education, which teaches abstinence until marriage as the responsible and expected standard of behavior. Abstinence from sexual activity is the only protection that is 100 percent effective against out-of-wedlock pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS when transmitted sexually. We oppose school-based clinics that provide referrals, counseling, and related services for abortion and contraception. Schools should not ask children to answer offensive or intrusive personal non-academic questionnaires without parental consent. It is not the role of the teacher or school administration to recommend or require the use of psychotropic medications that must be prescribed by a physician.
I personally have an issue with part of the education platform. Do the conservatives on the board support this part of the education platform?
Just trying to learn more. Esp. because there is a new chairman