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Doug Jones on Education

 

 


Loan forgiveness in targets jobs and locations

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

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

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."

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

Supported integration of his high school in late '60s

At Fairfield High School in the late 1960s, Jones was inspired to take on soothing tensions that came with integrating his school. Darnell Gardner, a black classmate of Jones' who went on to become president of the Fairfield City Council, credits Jones with easing him into a majority-white school. "We had some guys who didn't like integration, they called me names I'd rather not repeat," he said. "But Doug was always there, he'd take care of it and act as a mediator."
Source: Newsweek magazine on 2017 Alabama special Senate race , Dec 10, 2017

Invest in public schools, not private experiments

There is no doubt that the quality and funding of education in America (especially in our own state) have been uneven. Rather than abandoning these communities and schools to experiments overseen by political donors, we must commit our nation to providing first class education for children regardless of where they live. Republicans say that they believe in "equality of opportunity." It is time to provide the resources to ensure that equality.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate website DougJonesForSenate.com , Aug 17, 2017

Public service & Pell grants to reduce college costs

College, too, must be within economic reach of all families--without burdening a student with overwhelming debt. I support a program of public service in exchange for reduced college costs and full funding of Pell grants for students and additional research funding in the sciences and arts for the colleges themselves.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate website DougJonesForSenate.com , Aug 17, 2017

Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey.

Jones opposes 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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