E-mail from Ben Carson

Jan 8, 2016 by

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Michael F. Shaughnessy –

I was just about to write about the fact that Donald Trump has not as yet shared his ideas about how to make American Education Great again, when I got an e-mail from Ben Carson, M.D. ( which I will share below—it was one of those “mass e-mails” which I am sure many many people get- but I do want to note that to the best of my knowledge- it was the first formal e-mail I have gotten from any of the candidates regarding American education. So – here it is below:
“Mike ,

I was blessed as a child to have a mother who recognized the value of a good education.

Despite having only completed third grade, she understood that knowledge was key and instilled in me an appreciation for learning and reading.

She understood that education was the ladder that would lead out of poverty and into realizing the American Dream.

Sadly, our current education system is failing our children. Without change, they will never be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.

To be successful, we must take the federal bureaucracy out of education and concentrate on empowering the American people — and today I’m proud to share my plan to do just that.

Please take a minute to watch my short video above, and read my 5 Principles to Restore American Exceptionalism in Our Schools, which are as follows:

  • School Choice
  • Empower Parents, Teachers, Local School Districts & the States — not Washington, D.C.
  • Encourage Innovation
  • Reward Good Teachers
  • A Simpler, Streamlined Student Loan Process

Mike , we owe it to our children and to ourselves to restore our education system to global preeminence.

I believe this common sense, conservative, principled approach will enable us to do so.

If you agree with my plan to fix American education, please help to make it a reality by making a donation now.

And for a donation of $25 or more, we’ll even send you a revised Kids Edition of my book, Gifted Hands.

Thank you for working with me to heal, inspire and revive this great nation, and for your generous and steadfast support.

Together, we’re going to continue to surprise the political class, and ensure a brighter future of unlimited opportunity for our children and grandchildren.


Ben Carson”
Again, I have not gotten anything from Ted Cruz or Donald Trump or Marco Rubio—but I shall try to see if they will share their thoughts with the readership of www.educationViews.org

Thanks for reading and have a good new year !

Michael F. Shaughnessy

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