Eric Carbajal Bustamante is one of the seven candidates running for two seats in the Legislative District 29 House of Representatives Democratic primary that voters will decide on Sept. 2. We asked him some questions about education policy.
Should the AIMS test remain a requirement for high-school graduation?
No. Instead, we should be preparing our students to enter a highly competitive global marketplace.
Do you support state-funded vouchers for private or religious schools?
Does the state need to spend more on school construction?
Do you support borrowing money to pay for school construction?
Do you support merit pay for teachers?
How would you determine how merit pay was awarded?
I believe such policy should be decided locally.
Do you support sex-ed programs that include information on abstinence, contraception and HIV/STD prevention?