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Mike Beebe on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
  • Teach science and math using new, national methods. (Aug 2011)
  • Propose additional funding for students with special needs. (Jan 2007)
  • Encourage parents & state employees to volunteer at schools. (Jan 2007)
  • Plan for ensuring teacher quality. (Nov 2006)
Frank Gilbert on Education
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
  • Parents deserve the right to choose. (Aug 2014)
Tim Griffin on Education
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Support vouchers and other innovative options. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Sep 2013)
Mike Ross on Education
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Unwavering commitment to our children and schools. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

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AR 2014: 2014 Arkansas Governor's race


John Boozman on Education
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Vouchers OK at public, private, & parochial schools. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Cotton on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • Choice, competition, and freedom for our public schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • End federal monopoly on student-lending business. (Apr 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Mark Pryor on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor on other issues.
  • Increase federal funding; raise teacher salaries. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

House:


Rick Crawford on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports school prayer. (Oct 2012)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Mike Ross on Education
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Unwavering commitment to our children and schools. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Steve Womack on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Education
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mark Swaney on Education
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
  • Private education should not compete with public schools. (Aug 2014)
Tom Cotton on Education
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • Choice, competition, and freedom for our public schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • End federal monopoly on student-lending business. (Apr 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Tim Griffin on Education
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Support vouchers and other innovative options. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Sep 2013)
Mike Huckabee on Education
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Establish merit pay and abolish tenure. (Feb 2011)
  • In AR, instituted charter schools & abstinence education. (Nov 2008)
  • Develop both sides of students' brains: music AND math. (Nov 2008)
  • Courted home-schoolers in Iowa caucus. (Nov 2008)
  • Differentiates microevolution from macroevolution. (Nov 2008)
  • Ivy League founded by spiritual people for Christian purpose. (Nov 2008)
  • Increased school taxes, by court order, and schools improved. (Dec 2007)
  • Education is a state issue, not a federal issue. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on whatís good for students, not good for school. (Dec 2007)
  • Weapons of Mass Instruction: more science AND more arts. (Dec 2007)
  • Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling. (Sep 2007)
  • Iím running for president, not writing science curriculum. (Jun 2007)
  • Ending school prayer was one step in societyís moral decay. (Jun 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • Incorporate character education into school curriculum. (Jan 2007)
  • Authorize & advance more charter schools. (Jan 2007)
  • Replace entire school board for failing schools. (Jan 2007)
  • Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools. (Nov 2002)
  • SmartStart focuses on high standards and accountability. (Oct 2000)
  • Decline in school quality due to NEA union. (Jun 1998)
  • NEA opposes school prayer despite teachers' conservatism. (Jun 1998)
  • Emphasis on socialization is abominably subversive. (Jun 1998)
  • Don't ignore building character in our classrooms. (Sep 1997)

    Arkansas Ed Reform

  • FactCheck: AR improved test scores, but still below-average. (Dec 2007)
  • SmartStart: early character-based education. (Jun 2007)
  • Sends his kids to public school; says other officials should. (Jan 2007)
  • Reformed AR education with Smart Start & Next Step. (Jan 2007)
  • Supported creation of Arkansas charter schools. (Dec 2006)
  • Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers. (Nov 2002)
  • First priority: Raise teacher salaries. (Jan 2001)
Dale Bumpers on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Tim Hutchinson on Education
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
David Pryor on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Marion Berry on Education
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
John Boozman on Education
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Vouchers OK at public, private, & parochial schools. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jay Dickey on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Tom Formicola on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Education
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Apr 2010)
  • Parents choose schools via vouchers. (Apr 2010)
  • Repeal the terrible No Child Left Behind Act. (Jul 2004)
  • Support the use of taxpayer-funded vouchers. (Jul 2004)
  • Eliminate the Department of Education & NEA. (Jul 2004)
  • Teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools. (Jul 2002)
  • Vouchers OK for public, private, religious schools. (Jul 2002)
Asa Hutchinson on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Rebekah Kennedy on Education
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
  • Federal government should supplement teacher compensation. (Sep 2008)
  • Families impart family values, not public schools. (May 2008)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (May 2008)
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • Make schools safer via more emotional counseling. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Firmly opposed to Bushís voucher proposal. (Jan 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Vic Snyder on Education
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 88% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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