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Karin Housley on Education

 

 


More students should opt for two-year colleges

Student Debt: Refinance student loans at lower rates, paid for by raising taxes on high earners (Elizabeth Warren bill)?

Smith: Yes. Cosponsored Warren's Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.

Housley: No position found.

Student Financial Aid: Increase federal student financial aid, like Pell Grants?

Smith: Yes. Has pushed for more funding for financial aid & grants. Wants more investment in technical & vocational training.

Housley: No position found on increases. Wants more students to opt for 2-year degrees, & loan forgiveness for students who go to work at local companies in "greater Minnesota" but not the Twin Cities.

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

I'm a school choice person

Education: Provide vouchers to parents to send their children to private schools with public money?

Smith: No. "School vouchers create a 2-tiered education system, while diverting critical resources from the public schools."

Housley: Unclear on vouchers. Says she is a "school choice person."

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

Work together to improve the public school system

"Minnesota is home to some of the brightest students in the nation, taught by passionate, driven educators whose days are spent in the classroom doing incredibly important work--and doing it well. My mom and dad were both public school teachers; my four kids are the products of public schools. I know firsthand the enormous impact a good education can have--and there's nothing I love more than a passionate, substantive conversation on how we can work together to improve public education.
Source: 2017-8 Minnesota special election site HousleyForSenate.com , May 3, 2018

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