Amy McGrath for United States Senate, Kentucky

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The Network for Public Education Action has endorsed Amy McGrath in her bid to unseat Kentucky’s senior United States Senator and Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.

McGrath, whose father was a high school English teacher, has many strong K-12 education policy positions.

She has pledged to work to fully fund public schools, and believes that taxpayer money should not be diverted to private or charter schools. McGrath clarified her position on the privatization of public education further, stating that “Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, enabled by Sen. Mitch McConnell, has repeatedly threatened public education with vouchers, funding charter schools with public money and private school tax credits. We need to stop their efforts to do so immediately.”

McGrath also believes that we should de-emphasize the use of standardized tests to evaluate students and schools. She believes that the “misplaced weight put on standardized testing has led to an increased amount of “teaching to the test” with less time and fewer resources devoted to ensuring a positive learning environment for every child, teacher, and support staff member.”

We urge Kentucky voters to cast their vote for Amy in the general election on November 3, 2020.

No candidate authorized this ad. It is paid for by Network for Public Education Action, New York, New York.