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Linda McMahon on Education

 

 


2009: Member of Connecticut Board of Education

McMahon was appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Jodi Rell, in January 2009. Linda went through a confirmation process in the Connecticut State Assembly, where she was questioned on her record as CEO of WWE. During her confirmation hearing, she said that education was always a passion of hers, and argued that she started many youth-oriented programs as CEO of WWE, including the GET R.E.A.L Program and Smackdown! Your Vote. McMahon told the Assembly that her original career goal was to become a teacher.

The State Senate approved her nomination by a vote of 34-1 and the House by 96-45, with some opponents expressing concerns that the nature of her WWE activities would send the wrong message.

On April 1, 2010, McMahon resigned from the State Board of Education, as state law did not allow board members to solicit campaign contributions.

Source: Wikipedia article, "Linda McMahon" , Aug 12, 2010

2000: GET REAL program: promoted reading among children

Linda launched World Wrestling Entertainment's GET REAL program to deliver positive messages about education to young adults. The program encourages literacy through Public Service Announcements, posters, and bookmarks featuring wrestling superstars. In 2000, the American Library Association reported that the "Know Your Role" poster was its highest-selling poster. Since 2006, thousands of posters featuring WWE superstars have been distributed to libraries and reading facilities each year.
Source: Wikipedia article, "Linda McMahon" , Aug 12, 2010

Supports competition, charters, and teacher review

I support competition and choice through charter schools. As a former member of the Connecticut State School Board, improving public education is very dear to my heart. I am a strong supporter of the secondary school reform.. We must require high standards and accountability for teachers and school administrators, and I support the current review of the teacher evaluation process that the State Board is undertaking. I believe in local control. I am an advocate for choice through charter schools.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, linda2010.com, "Issues" , Jul 20, 2010

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