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Jim Dexter on Education


Voted NO on allowing School Prayer.

If the Senate were to vote on a bill that allowed for student organized prayer in school, would you support such a measure?

Dexter says, "I would refer them Matthew 6: 5-6."

Reference: School Prayer questionnaire; Bill issues2000-D ; vote number issues2000-D on Jul 2, 2000

Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules.

This vote was a motion to invoke cloture on a bill aimed at allowing states to waive certain federal rules normally required in order to use federal school aid. [A YES vote implies support of charter schools and vouchers].

Dexter says, "The federal government has no constitutional role in education. The federal Dep't of Education should be abolished and taxes lowered to return the money to the states w/o any federal strings."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)55; N)39; NV)6

Reference: Motion to Invoke cloture on Jeffords Amdt #31; Bill S. 280 ; vote number 1999-35 on Mar 9, 1999

Voted YES on education savings accounts.

This Conference Report approved tax-sheltered education savings accounts.

Dexter says, "I will vote for anything that helps keep money in the hands of the person who earned it and out of the hands of the federal gov't."

Status: Conf Rpt Agreed to Y)59; N)36; NV)5

Reference: H.R. 2646 Conference Report; Bill H.R. 2646 ; vote number 1998-169 on Jun 24, 1998

Voted YES on school vouchers in DC.

This legislation would have amended the DC spending measure, imposing an unconstitutional school voucher program on the District.

Dexter says, "Government schools are"

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)58; N)41; NV)1

Reference: DC Appropriations Act; Bill S. 1156 ; vote number 1997-260 on Sep 30, 1997

Voted NO on national education standards.

Approval of national education standards.

Dexter says, "The federal government has no constitutional role in education (except the military academies, of course). However, I would encourage the states to agree to develop minimal national standards."

Status: Bill Passed Y)71; N)25; NV)4

Reference: Goals 2000: Educate America Act; Bill H.R. 1804 ; vote number 1994-34 on Feb 8, 1994

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