Gregg Responds To Pence Proposal
INDIANAPOLIS- In response to the proposal released today by Congressman Mike Pence, Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released the following statement:
"I agree with Congressman Pence that we ought to improve technical and vocational opportunities for Hoosier students, and I’m glad that Congressman Pence is now thinking about our public schools, but I don’t think just proposing another Washington-style committee is the answer. We need less talk and more action.
"I think Congressman Pence’s actions speak louder than his words on this issue – throughout his 12 year career in Congress, he has voted time and time again against investing in funding for education on everything from primary schools to Pell grants.
"I also don’t think we ought to have another group from Indianapolis, dictating on high to teachers and local administrators. The best ideas don’t come out of Washington, DC or from Indianapolis – they come from classrooms throughout the state."