Massachusetts Governor Race -- Education

 Kerry HealeyHealey aims to improve public schools. "If that means giving school principals more power to hire and fire teachers, merit pay for our best teachers, giving parents more say in the management of schools or providing parents with more school choice, then that is our duty." Healey said on April 29, 2006. [more]

 By increasing local aid to 40 percent, Mihos believes state schools would be able to relieve activity expenses for students. [more]

 Deval Patrick

Patrick supports charter schools and favors expanding early education opportunities as well as the subjects offered on the MCAS exam. Also, Patrick suggests reducing class sizes in early grades while expanding the number of after-school programs offered in state school systems. [more]

 Deval Patrick

Grace believes in “free education centered on each one's greatest potential.” [more]


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