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Denise Majette on Education

Former Democratic Rep (GA-4); 2004 former Senate challenger


Fully fund No Child Left Behind and Headstart

MAJETTE: Majette accused Isakson of not voting to fully fund No Child Left Behind and Headstart programs, which she said she fully supports.

ISAKSON: Isakson defended his voting record on education, saying he voted for funding increases in both programs.

Source: GA Senate Debate, in Associated Press , Oct 12, 2004

Education creates a trained, skilled, competitive workforce

Education for our children is critical to the future of our economy. It is through education that we will have a trained, skilled, and competitive workforce. As a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, I have fought to fully fund programs such as Head Start, the No Child Left Behind program, and other education initiatives that will produce the skill workers vital to a vibrant and healthy economy.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, majetteforsenate.org, “Issues” , Aug 13, 2004

Supports charter schools and flexible funding

Source: Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test , Jul 2, 2002

Increase federal funding; no vouchers

The federal government can and should play a key role in assisting state and local governments in improving our public schools. Accountability and individual responsibility are key elements of successful programs. Vouchers should not be used as an alternative to providing sufficient support for improving the quality of public schools. We must ensure that the district gets its fair share of Federal funding for education programs.
Source: 2002 House campaign website MajetteForCongress.org, “Issues” , Oct 27, 2002

Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes.

Majette scores 100% by the NEA on public education issues

The National Education Association has a long, proud history as the nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States," the NEA has remained constant in its commitment to its original mission as evidenced by the current mission statement:

To fulfill the promise of a democratic society, the National Education Association shall promote the cause of quality public education and advance the profession of education; expand the rights and further the interest of educational employees; and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all.
In pursuing its mission, the NEA has determined that it will focus the energy and resources of its 2.7 million members toward the "promotion of public confidence in public education." The ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: NEA website 03n-NEA on Dec 31, 2003

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Education: Denise Majette on other issues:
GA Gubernatorial:
Nathan Deal
GA Senatorial:
Johnny Isakson
Saxby Chambliss

Retiring to run for other office:

Running for Mayor:
CA-51:Bob Filner(D)

Running for Governor:
IN-6:Mike Pence(R)
WA-1:Jay Inslee(D)

Running for Senate:
AZ-6:Jeff Flake(R)
CT-5:Chris Murphy(R)
FL-14:Connie Mack(R)
HI-2:Mazie Hirono(D)
IN-2:Joe Donnelly(D)
MO-2:Todd Akin(R)
MT-0:Dennis Rehberg(R)
ND-0:Rick Berg(D)
NM-1:Martin Heinrich(D)
NV-1:Shelley Berkley(D)
WI-2:Tammy Baldwin(D)
2011-2012 Special Elections:
AZ-8:Gabby Giffords(D)
CA-36:Jane Harman(D)
CA-36:Janice Hahn(D)
NV-2:Dean Heller(R)
NV-2:Mark Amodei(R)
NY-9:Anthony Weiner(D)
NY-9:Bob Turner(R)
NY-26:Chris Lee(R)
NY-26:Kathleen Hochul(D)
OR-1:David Wu(D)
OR-1:Suzanne Bonamici(D)

Retiring 2012:
AR-4:Mike Ross(D)
AZ-8:Gabby Giffords(D)
CA-2:Wally Herger(R)
CA-6:Lynn Woolsey(D)
CA-18:Elton Gallegly(R)
CA-24:Dennis Cardoza(D)
CA-41:Jerry Lewis(R)
IL-12:Jerry Costello(D)
IN-5:Dan Burton(R)
KY-4:Geoff Davis(R)
MA-1:John Olver(D)
MA-4:Barney Frank(D)
MI-5:Dale Kildee(D)
NC-11:Heath Shuler(D)
NC-13:Brad Miller(D)
NY-22:Maurice Hinchey(D)
OH-7:Steve Austria(R)
OK-2:Dan Boren(D)
PA-19:Todd Platts(R)
TX-14:Ron Paul(R)
TX-20:Charles Gonzalez(D)
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