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Positions and Views of Frank Lautenberg
on Education
Previous Candidate for U.S. Senate, New Jersey
Age: 90
Party: New Jersey Democratic Party
Phone: 973.639.8700
Address: P.O. Box 960
Cliffside Park NJ 07010
 
Frank Lautenberg's positions and views on the issues:
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Education Positions and Views
Education, a General Statement Senator Lautenberg firmly believes that the key to his success was a quality public education that allowed him to take advantage of the GI Bill and succeed in college. He is committed to ensuring that today's children have the same opportunity. Unfortunately, too many schools are in poor condition and lack sufficient access to modern technology. To help our local school districts pay for crucial school building modernization, Sen. Lautenberg sponsored the Public School Modernization Act, to provide $25-billion in zero-interest bonding authority. New Jersey's share, estimated at $545 million, could have translated into about four million square feet of school renovation and construction. But Senator Lautenberg knows that some of our at-risk children need special one-on-one help. That's why he sponsored the Juvenile Mentoring Program Act -- or JUMP -- in 1992. One study showed mentoring produced dramatic results at a cost of just $1,000 a match. Compare that to the roughly $25,000 a year we're forced to spend to put someone in jail once they've dropped out of school and turned to crime or drugs.
Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)
Improving Education Unfortunately, too many schools are in poor condition and lack sufficient access to modern technology. To help our local school districts pay for crucial school building modernization, Sen. Lautenberg sponsored the Public School Modernization Act, to provide $25-billion in zero-interest bonding authority. New Jersey's share, estimated at $545 million, could have translated into about four million square feet of school renovation and construction. But Senator Lautenberg knows that some of our at-risk children need special one-on-one help. That's why he sponsored the Juvenile Mentoring Program Act -- or JUMP -- in 1992. One study showed mentoring produced dramatic results at a cost of just $1,000 a match. Compare that to the roughly $25,000 a year we're forced to spend to put someone in jail once they've dropped out of school and turned to crime or drugs.
Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)
Dropouts Senator Lautenberg knows that some of our at-risk children need special one-on-one help. That's why he sponsored the Juvenile Mentoring Program Act -- or JUMP -- in 1992. One study showed mentoring produced dramatic results at a cost of just $1,000 a match. Compare that to the roughly $25,000 a year we're forced to spend to put someone in jail once they've dropped out of school and turned to crime or drugs.
Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)
These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
Gay and Lesbian Orientation Education
Religion in Public Schools
Public Schools K-12
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Local Control Over Education
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
Standardized Testing
Teacher Tenure
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Unions
Department of Education
Pre-School
Head Start
High Schools
Adult Education
Community Colleges
Classroom Size
Extended Learning Time
After-School Programs
Parental Involvement
Computers in Schools
Federal Mandates
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Pay
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Education Global Superiority
Junk Food Vending Machines in Public Schools
Education Gap with Other Countries
School Choice
Home Schooling
Special Education
Magnet Schools
Rural Schools
Summer School
Boy-Girl Achievement Gap
Black-White Achievement Gap
Title IX 'Equal Opportunities for Girls'
Bilingual Education
Math and Science
Art and Music
School Safety
Drugs in Schools
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