Eric Holcomb Would Carry On with Mike Pence’s Political Agenda on Education

INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence’s political agenda has caused Indiana’s education system to fall behind the rest of the nation. And Eric Holcomb? He wants to continue with the status quo.

“The Pence-Holcomb Administration has shown Hoosiers that when it comes to education, they’d rather stick to their own ideological political agenda ahead of an education one,” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “From blocking the chance for statewide Pre-K to working to undermine Glenda Ritz and Hoosier teachers, Eric Holcomb would rather carry on with Mike Pence’s political agenda than actually work to strengthen our schools.”

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: ERIC HOLCOMB WILL CONTINUE WITH PENCE’S AGENDA ON EDUCATION

Holcomb Would Carry On The Policies Implemented By Pence on Education. According to the Herald Bulletin, “Holcomb indicated he wanted to carry on the policies implemented by Daniels and Pence in the areas of job creation and education. ‘Now that Gov. Pence has withdrawn from the ballot for governor, I am withdrawing from the ballot for lieutenant governor in order to seek the office of governor,’ Holcomb said in a press statement.” [The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Indiana), 7/15/16]

2016: Indiana Finished 21st in Overall Education. According to Education Week’s 2016 Quality Counts report, “This year, Indiana finishes 21st among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an overall score of 74.9 out of 100 points and a grade of C.” [Education Week, 12/30/15] ——WOULD REMOVE THIS ONE.

2016: Indiana Ranked 29th in “Chance for Success” in Education Week’s “Quality Counts” Report. [Education Week, 2016]

2016: Indiana Ranked 48th in Kindergarten Enrollment Education Week’s “Quality Counts” Report. [Education Week, 2016]

2016: Indiana Ranked 43rd in Preschool Enrollment Education Week’s “Quality Counts” Report. [Education Week, 2016]

2016: Indiana Ranked 27th in High School Graduation in Education Week’s “Quality Counts” Report. [Education Week, 2016]

The Education Week Research Center Listed Indiana 43 Out Of 50 In Preschool Enrollment. [Indiana, Education Week Research Center, 2015]

The Education Week Research Center Listed Indiana 45 Out Of 50 In Kindergarten Enrollment. [Indiana, Education Week Research Center, 2015]

The Education Week Research Center Listed Indiana 41 Out Of 50 In Adult Educational Attainment. [Indiana, Education Week Research Center, 2015]

2015: Indiana Was Ranked 50th On A List Of States For School Safety, According To A Wallet Hub Survey Of The 50 States And The District Of Columbia. [Wallet Hub, 2015]

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