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Contra Costa, Solano County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
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By Charles R. Hargrave

Candidate for United States Representative; District 7

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Our Public Schools are in decline, 60% of our 4th graders cannot read at grade level, 64% of African American 4th graders cannot read at grade level
If elected to Congress, I will draft legislation that will call for: . Mandatory Bi-Monthly testing for grades 3-12th . Merit increase for Teachers . Pay incentive for Teachers, to teach in inter-city schools. . School choice for Parents . Parental approval, before any group or organization can come on campus to talk to our children. . No psychological testing of our 1st graders . Parental notification regarding all personal issues that involved their child. . Replace Whole language with Reading Phonics for 1st thru 3rd grades.

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