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Heidi Heitkamp on Education

 

 


Vouchers take public funds away from public schools

Q: Education: Provide vouchers to parents to send their children to private schools with public money?

Kevin Cramer (R): Yes. Supports DC voucher program & charter schools.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): No. Opposed Betsy DeVos's "preference for private schools and. taking public funds away from public schools."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Supports public service loan forgiveness for college debt

Q: Refinance student loans at lower rates, paid for by increasing taxes on high earners?

Kevin Cramer (R): Rejected this approach. Favored tying to interest rates. Supported end to student loan interest deduction.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Introduced related bill. Challenged Dept of Education possibly revoking public service loan forgiveness.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education

Q: What is your stance on Measure 2?

Berg: "I haven't weighed in on initiated measures because I think it clouds the decision making for those voting on them."

Heitkamp: "I completely understand the frustrations that many North Dakotans have about our property tax system. With that said, I oppose Measure 2 because it centralizes control over education and local government services in Bismarck rather than where our citizens live."

Source: The Jamestown Sun joint 2012 N.D. Senate Debate interviews , Apr 17, 2012

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