Tommy Tuberville on Education



Irresponsible to use tax money to pay off student loan debts

Q: Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

A: One person should not be responsible for ever paying off someone else's student loan debts. This doesn't teach responsibility to the generations coming after us.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Opposes free public college and student loan forgiveness

Q: Support free or subsidized tuition for lower-income individuals, or student debt forgiveness?

Tommy Tuberville: No. Opposes free public college and student loan forgiveness. "One person should not be paying off someone else's student loan debts. This doesn't teach responsibility."

Doug Jones: Unclear. Concerned with the racial gap in student debt, would support forgiveness for work in targeted jobs and locations. Also more apprenticeship programs.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Oct 10, 2020

Educate Alabama kids about values, God, & civics

If I had a magic wand today, I'd tell the Department of Education to close your doors in Washington, D.C. I'd love for every state to have their own Department of Education because we are different than Oregon, or New York, or Texas. We want to educate our kids in the state of Alabama about values, about God, about civics, government, U.S. history. We want to know about capitalism, we could care less about socialism. Socialism doesn't work!"
Source: WHNT-19 Huntsville News on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Feb 26, 2020

Laments that God and prayer taken out of school in 1960s

He lamented about God and prayer being taken out of schools in the 1960s, replacing God with metal detectors. Meanwhile, half the families have one or no parent, he said. "We don't need to push religion. This country was built on Christianity," Tuberville said. "And there are other religions here, fine. But don't try to change us. We ain't changing. Our Constitution was built on 'God We Trust.'"
Source: Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle on 2020 Alabama Sente race , Feb 9, 2020

School choice, charters, public schools are part of the mix

The best and most viable solutions come from the local level where parents, students, and local administrators can collaborate and work towards success together. And I believe that school choice, charter schools, and improving our existing public schools are all things that need to be a part of the education mix for Alabama children.
Source: 2020 Alabama Senate campaign website, TommyForSenate.com , Jan 12, 2020

Disband U.S. Department of Education

He's calling for major change for education. "Let our state department of education decide 100 percent how we're going to handle education in this state," he said. "Take it out of Washington DC. Disband it. We don't need it anymore."
Source: ABC 33/40 on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Dec 19, 2019

Students being indoctrinated in communism & socialism

Tuberville placed education at the top of his list. Each state should be in charge of its own education, not the federal government, he said. "We're in trouble in education," he said. "We've taken the wrong path on just basics of what we're doing. We got to make some huge changes in that because we've got more and more young people who are being indoctrinated in communism and socialism every year . Education is a key to freedom. We've got to get the kids back to appreciate the country."
Source: Sand Mountain Reporter on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Dec 19, 2019

When we took away prayer in school we killed this country

"When we took away prayer in the schools in the 1960s," Tuberville said, "we killed this country. We got to get it back." He then segues into a false representation of Islamic schoolchildren: "There's a double standard. We can't pray in schools but we got a certain religion that's come into this country and they can pray five times a day in our schools.without repercussions. But if we say the Lord's Prayer you know we get suspended, our kids get sent home. That's wrong. That's going to change."
Source: Mother Jones magazine on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Aug 7, 2019

Strongly anti-free college, according to AFA survey.

Tuberville opposes the AFA survey question on free college

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-7 on Sep 11, 2020

Anti-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey.

Tuberville supports the Christian Coalition survey question on transgender bathrooms

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Prohibiting Public Schools from Allowing Boys to Use Girls' Bathrooms; and Vice Versa?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-3 on Sep 10, 2020

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