by Javier Manjarres
U.S. Senatorial candidate Marco Rubio, together with Governor Jeb Bush, unveiled his 12-step education platform at a press conference today in Hialeah. Rubio’s remarks were brief and to the point, and although he did not go outline all 12 of his specific ideas, he did highlight several key components of the platform. Rubio’s momentum continues to climb, as his recent poll numbers show him leading both of his opponents, former Republican Governor Charlie Crist and Congressman Kendrick Meek.
Here is the list of 12 ideas that are outlined in education platform, for more detailed information on the plan, visit www.MarcoRubio.com to learn more.
Idea #1: Create A Universal Education Tax Deduction
Idea #2: Perform A Regular Review Of Department of Education Programs
Idea #3: Make Block Grants Conditional On Performance And Accountability Measures
Idea #4: Improve Parental Access To School Performance Information
Idea #5: Improve School Choice Through A Federal Corporate Income Tax Credit
Idea #6: Protect Our Teachers By Insulating Them From Frivolous Lawsuits
Idea #7: Overcome The Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Crisis
Idea #8: Create Students With Disabilities (SWD) Scholarships
Idea #9: Promote Voluntary Pre-K Scholarship (Head Start Funds)
Idea #10: Provide Opportunity Scholarships For Students Of Chronically Failing Schools (NCLB/Title I Funds)
Idea #11: Reinstate The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Idea #12: Promote A National Virtual Learning Platform