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Gary Herbert on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Increase funding for applied technology colleges. (Jan 2013)
  • Fervently committed $40M to STEM education. (Jan 2013)
  • Continue to increase funding for public schools. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Education
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • More block grants; more student loans; school prayer OK. (Jan 2000)
  • Tax & savings reforms have helped make education affordable. (Mar 1999)
  • Fed help for school infrastructure, but no direct spending. (Mar 1999)

    School Choice

  • More vouchers; more charter schools. (Jan 2000)
  • Vouchers will cover costs under most circumstances. (Dec 1999)
  • Let parents walk away from failing schools. (Dec 1999)
  • Voted for vouchers for violent schools & crime victims. (May 1997)
  • Voted for school choice for low-income kids. (Feb 1994)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Mike Lee on Education
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • No federal role in education. (Jul 2010)

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Rob Bishop on Education
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jim Matheson on Education
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Chris Stewart on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Education
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Curriculums by national standards; with local flexibility. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Feb 2012)
  • Re-prioritize on education to keep up with rest of world. (Dec 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Education
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • I signed the second voucher bill in the US. (Sep 2011)
  • No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers. (Aug 2011)
  • UCAT system: technical college for industry needs. (Jan 2009)
  • Early learning is critical; so are languages & math. (Jan 2009)
  • To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers. (Jan 2007)
  • School choice & competition is healthy for public schools. (Nov 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Education
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Public schools should be propaganda-free havens. (Jun 2006)
  • Public education is key to our future economy. (Jan 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Education
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Federal government shouldn’t be in public education business. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Scott Howell on Education
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • We must provide good jobs for our college graduates. (Aug 2012)
  • Work to improve public education. (Apr 2012)
  • More funding for teachers & classrooms & charters. (Nov 2000)
  • More resources for teachers, kindergarten, and technology. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Education
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Let parents pick home, private, charter, or public. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Education
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Federal government shouldn’t be in public education business. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Education
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Education
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Education
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook 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)
Merrill Cook on Education
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook 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)
Paul Van Dam on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • Reward schools for what they do right. (Oct 2004)
  • Right to a public education. (Aug 2004)
  • Higher pay, smaller class, more parental options. (Aug 2004)
  • I support an increase in charter schools. (Aug 2004)
  • Privatizing our schools doesn’t improved student achievement. (Aug 2004)
  • Give teachers the support and salaries they deserve. (Jul 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Bennett on Education
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Get more flexibility into No Child Left Behind. (Oct 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Sam Granato on Education
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Hansen on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • 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)
Chris Cannon on Education
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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