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Dave Heineman on Education
Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
  • Increasing state aid to education from $852M to $939M. (Jan 2013)
  • Two-year tuition freeze for State colleges via more funding. (Jan 2013)
  • Virtual school is good for Nebraska. (Aug 2011)
  • $1.5M Nebraska Internship Program for college students. (Jan 2011)

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NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports school prayer. (Oct 2012)
Ben Nelson on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Shane Osborn on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Sasse on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
  • At Midland U., fixed broken system of higher ed. (Jun 2013)

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Education
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Adrian Smith on Education
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Lee Terry on Education
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Education
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Opposes “No Child Left Behind”--leave it to states. (Jun 2008)
  • $27M for state colleges’ recruitment & diversity. (Jan 2001)
  • More teacher bonuses and incentives, locally decided. (Jan 2001)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Jon Bruning on Education
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • Vouchers for public, private, & religious schools. (Nov 2000)
Pat Flynn on Education
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Johanns on Education
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Opposes “No Child Left Behind”--leave it to states. (Jun 2008)
  • $27M for state colleges’ recruitment & diversity. (Jan 2001)
  • More teacher bonuses and incentives, locally decided. (Jan 2001)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Bob Kerrey on Education
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Don Stenberg on Education
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Education
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Focus educational resources to help those with greatest need. (Jul 2001)
  • Require state standards, regular assessments, and sanctions. (Jul 2001)
  • Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Jon Christensen on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Jim Exon on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Charlie Matulka on Education
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Chuck Hagel on Education
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • 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)
  • Rated 36% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Scott Kleeb on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Deeply committed to science & technology education. (Sep 2008)
  • Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish. (Aug 2008)
  • More college via Pell Grants, & G.I. Bill. (Aug 2008)
  • Recruit high quality math and science teachers. (Aug 2008)
  • Support early childhood education and quality childcare. (May 2008)
  • Reform No Child Left Behind. (May 2008)
  • Bring more qualified teachers into the classroom. (May 2008)
  • Don’t punish struggling schools. (Nov 2006)
Steven Larrick on Education
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Federally funded universal pre-K programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Federal funding for charter schools. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 42% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Tony Raimondo on Education
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity. (Feb 2006)
David Kramer on Education
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Kramer on other issues.
  • Every child in America is entitled to the gift of education. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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