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Presidential Candidates Back Boost In School Funding, Survey Finds3
All eight Presidential candidates responding to a new survey said they favored an increase in federal funding for education. They also agreed that the government should play a "primary role" in improving educational opportunity for disadvantaged students.
But the candidates' replies suggested they lack comprehensive platforms on educational issues of particular concern to women, according to officials of the American Associ06ation of University Women, which released 0#0
"To date, no candidate from either party has put forth a broad educational plan that encompasses all issues of concern to women--issues like civil-rights enforcement, access to vocational education and training, pay equity, affirmative action, and poverty prevention," said the association's president, Sarah Harder.
The U.S. Student Association and the United Students of Iowa, with the support of the aauw, prepared the 20-item question)# naire and sent it to the candidates for the Democratic and Republican nominations.0
It drew responses on a wide range of educational issues from former Gov. Bruce $Babbitt of Arizona, Vice President George Bush, Senator Robert Dole of Kansas, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts, Representative Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Representative Jack F. Kemp of New York, and Senator Paul Simon of Illinois.
Former Gov. Pete du Pont of Delaware and Senator Albert Gore Jr. of Tennessee did not complete the questionnaire, but pro)( vided position papers. Former Senator Gary Hart of Colorado had not re-entered the race at the time of the survey.
Copies of the results can be obtained for $1 each by writing the U.S. Student Association, Presidential Survey, 1012 14th St., N.W., Suite 207, Washington, D.C. 20005.