Robert Ehrlich on Education

Last Updated : Oct 05, 2010

Summary

Governor Ehrlich's plan to improve the public education system consists of the following items.

  • Invest in the Classroom: continue to invest in our public schools and ensure that all of our students and teachers are the primary beneficiaries of those investments.
  • Follow the Dollars: Show how much of each dollar gets to the classroom
  • Mentors for Students: 
  • 21st Century Workforce: Focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 
  • Provide Families with More Choices:Public charter school,
  • Encourage Financial Literacy: 
  • Improve Early Childhood Education: Strengthen Pre-K programs and family resource networks 

While in Congress, Congressman Ehrlich voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind bill and in favor of the DC voucher program.

 

On Tuition Increases

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

 

Voting Record

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

No Child Left Behind was the primary focus of the Bush administration prior to 9/11. The bill requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools. The Act does not assert a national achievement standard; standards are set by each individual state. The bill got the support of most Democrats and Republicans and passed the House in a 384-45 vote. Robert Ehrlich voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Robert Ehrlich voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

DC Scholarship Program

In 1998, the House voted on an amendment to the yearly appropriations bill to Washington D.C.. The amendment allocated $7 Million dollars to a program for scholarships to low-income children. The amendment was ' agreed to with the support of most Republicans and most Democrats. Robert Ehrlich voted in favor of the DC Scholarship Program.

Robert Ehrlich voted in favor of the DC Scholarship Program.

Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998

This 1998 legislation would have allowed people to take money from their IRAs to pay for qualified elementary and secondary education expenses, including home schooling expenses. It increased the annual contribution limit from $500 to $2,000. It permits corporations to contribute to education IRAs. Although the bill passed both the house and the Senate, it was vetoed by the President. Robert Ehrlich voted in favor of the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998.

Robert Ehrlich voted in favor of the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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