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John Hoeven on Education

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor

 


Accountability in education coupled with local flexibility

The federal government should empower schools, administrators, and teachers to create local strategies that best prepare students to succeed in a global, high-tech economy; not mandate, one-size-fits all regulations. I have supported policies to ensure accountability in education is coupled with adequate local flexibility. I sponsored the Innovate America Act, which would increase the number of STEM schools and place increased emphasis on developing STEM education.
Source: 2021 N.D. Senate campaign website hoeven.senate.gov , Jun 24, 2021

Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools

Q: Do you support voluntary prayer in public schools?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support a moment of silence in public schools?

A: Yes.

Source: Gubernatorial North Dakota 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

$3,500 salary increase for teachers

I proposed a $3,500 boost in compensation for teachers over two years. This is vital for retaining our good teachers and keeping the high quality of our schools. It represents a bold new approach for education, fully paid for within our budget. It takes the pressure off local property taxes, and gives school boards the flexibility they need. Itís a big step, but a necessary investment in our children, the future quality of our workforce, and ultimately, the economic vitality of our state.
Source: 2001 Inaugural Address , Jan 9, 2001

Challenge Grant matching funds for university research

Through research and development, innovation and workforce training, higher education has a major role to play in our economic development efforts. We have added Challenge Grant funding to the budget to help our universities access matching funds from federal programs and private industry. The budget also includes funding for innovative scholarships for students and faculty alike to encourage them to pursue more math, science and technology-based degrees.
Source: 2001 Inaugural Address , Jan 9, 2001

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