Kenny Guinn on Education

Republican NV Governor

$23M for new teacher’s college at Henderson

We must address our growing teacher shortage. I endorse the proposed state college in Henderson. This new institution will enable us to train more teachers than ever before. My budget includes $16 million for capital construction, $1 million in start-up costs, and another $5.8 million to fund the first year’s enrollment, because building a new college takes vision, patience, and financial resources. The state college in Henderson will go a long way toward producing Nevada teachers for Nevada children.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to the Nevada Legislature , Jan 22, 2001

$10M for reading teachers; all kids read by 3rd grade

As many of you know, twenty-five years ago I was superintendent of Clark County schools. I am proud of many of the programs we implemented. However, I always considered my greatest accomplishment to be the placement of a reading specialist in every elementary school. Before it was popular to talk about getting back to the basics, these reading teachers knew that there was nothing more basic or important than the ability to read. We saw tremendous results with the program, and in fact, the reading improvement teachers are still in our schools today.

Tonight, I am going back to the basics just as I did when I was Superintendent. I am establishing a new statewide goal -- that all Nevada children be able to read by the end of the third grade. To start us toward this goal, I am allocating $10 million for a teacher-training program that focuses on reading techniques that have proven successful in early grades.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to the Nevada Legislature , Jan 22, 2001

Support charters & private investment in public schools

Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 1998

Sex ed should stress abstinence but also safe sex

Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 1998

Other governors on Education: Kenny Guinn on other issues:
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Brian Sandoval
NV Senatorial:
Dean Heller
Harry Reid
John Ensign

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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