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Don Blankenship on Education

WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee

 


Tax relief for families whose children not in public school

We support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best, including home, private or religious. All legislation that would interfere with or restrict that liberty should be opposed. Equitable tax relief for families whose children do not attend government schools should be provided for. Compulsory attendance laws should be repealed.

WE CALL FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

There is no Constitutional provision that empowers the federal government to provide for and regulate the education of our children. All current federal legislation related to education should be repealed. No new federal laws subsidizing or regulating education should be enacted.

Source: Constitution Platform adopted by 2020 presidential hopeful , May 2, 2020

My school sang "God Bless America" on most mornings

My first six years of schooling was at Delorme grade school. It had an outhouse [like my childhood home], but the water system was better than at home. It had a hand pump, so you didn't have to use a bucket to get the water out of the well. The three things I remember most were the pot belly coal stove, the fact that you could only use two perforations of toilet paper, that there were six of us in my grade, and 36 total in six grades.

I also remember that all 36 of us would line up outside the school most mornings to sing "God Bless America" and say the "Pledge of Allegiance."

Later, when I went to middle school/high school in Matewan, West Virginia, there were 700 students and 119 in my class. I remember being scared that I would get lost changing classes, but I never did. I managed to graduate second in my class. Although I didn't want to be, I was elected President of the student body--my first political experience.

Source: 2020 Presidential campaign website DonBlankenship.com , May 19, 2019

Teachers should be graded and denied raises if sub-standard

Blankenship said another step to bettering West Virginia education was to grade teachers on an A to F scale. "Just like they give our kids," he said. These teachers would be graded on aptitude tests taken by their students, according to Blankenship. Teachers with better teaching results would become trainers and get bonuses, while those who receive poor results would be demoted or discharged. "They would be denied raises just like they would be in a company," Blankenship said.
Source: TheDAOnline.com on 2018 West Virginia Senatorial race , Mar 2, 2018

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Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
CEO Don Blankenship (Constitution-WV)
CEO Rocky De La Fuente (R-CA)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian-IL)
Gloria La Riva (Socialist-CA)
Kanye West (Birthday-CA)

2020 GOP and Independent primary candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (Libertarian-RI)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Zoltan Istvan (Libertarian-CA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Ian Schlackman (Green-MD)
CEO Howard Schultz (Independent-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (Green-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (Libertarian-NY,R-MA)

2020 Democratic Veepstakes Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D-GA)
Rep.Val Demings (D-FL)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Gov.Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D-NM)
Sen.Catherine Masto (D-NV)
Gov.Gina Raimondo (D-RI)
Amb.Susan Rice (D-ME)
Sen.Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Gov.Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)
A.G.Sally Yates (D-GA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)
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