Top 30 Michael Bennet Quotes

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Coloradans want to take the long view and invest in our

Coloradans want to take the long view and invest in our state’s future. We know that to do this, we cannot neglect our schools.
Michael Bennet
If we, as individuals, want to keep control of our democracy – rather than have a government paid for by corporate interest checks – then we have to fight back now and make sure our system reflects the belief that people, not corporations, control our democracy.
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When I was superintendent of Denver Public Schools, I saw the potential of some of our best and brightest students cut short, punished for the actions of others – kids who had grown up and done well in our school system, and kids who know no other home but America. This is unacceptable.
Michael Bennet
Improving some of the rules under which the Senate functions can begin to replace some of the bad habits Washington has developed with better ones.
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We don’t have to settle for Freedom Caucus tactics – those guys are tyrants. We don’t have to accept that. In fact, we can’t and have this country be what this country really can be.
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Teaching is hard. It takes years to master the technically demanding work and a lot of effort to do that work well.
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Study after study affirms what I saw in the classroom every day as superintendent of Denver Public Schools: Nothing makes a bigger difference for student learning than great teaching.
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I think the worst vote I ever cast was a vote to change the rules to lower the threshold for approval of judicial nominations and executive administration nominations.
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The Freedom Caucus represents a pessimistic, divisive, and gerrymandered view of our nation. If America is to make progress, we must step forward from this form of politics – not just because we disagree with this or that policy but because it is fundamentally undemocratic and tyrannical.
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As an urban school superintendent, I learned that hiring, training, and investing in professionals to support our children’s social and emotional development, meeting academic expectations for students with special needs, and finding more minutes of instruction in the week, not fewer, mattered.
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Social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr provide an unparalleled ability for people to stay connected in new and unique ways.
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I think if we can get people focused to do what we need to do to keep our kids from being stuck with this debt that they didn’t accrue, you might be surprised at how far we can move this conversation.
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Fixing our schools must begin with reforming the way we attract talent to teaching.
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We don’t have to settle for disgraceful politics. We don’t have to settle for being as terrible as Donald Trump.
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I have a very clear idea of what the Freedom Caucus has done to this country by terrorizing both the Republican Party and the America people.
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In my experience, durable progress must be fashioned out of more than obscured truth, slogans, and empty promises. You do it through hard work. By going everywhere. Listening to everyone. Being honest with people. Being ambitious without indulging in magical thinking.
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To me, the burden of proof isn’t on people looking for ways to improve our schools; it’s on people who want to keep things the same. Our current system isn’t working, and too many kids are being left behind.
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Teacher compensation isn’t the only factor in cultivating great teaching. Other important priorities include changing how we measure student performance, providing more flexibility to teacher-preparation programs, and improving how we train and support principals.
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Demagoguery is not unknown in American history.
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Before I was in the Senate, I was a superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, and before that, I was in business.
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If teaching isn’t rewarding and challenging, we’re going to continue to lose our best teachers to work in other fields.
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Eviction often leads to a disruption in critical services like Medicaid and nutrition assistance when families need them most.
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I’ve focused on making sure we have talented teachers and principals in our schools through proposals like the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act and the Presidential Teachers Corps.
Michael Bennet
Health care is much the same – the status quo is, by all measures, failing far too many people – and we must not shrink from the challenge.
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There is simply no way we are going to make progress on the enormous challenges we face without making hard choices. It’s impossible.
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Listen, I, I did vote – I did cast a vote for health care, and I also said that I thought the process was horrible. The status quo before we passed health care was also horrible.
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