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Robert Bentley on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bentley on other issues.
  • Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership. (Aug 2011)
  • Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost. (Mar 2011)
  • Give more power to school boards to make decisions. (Mar 2011)
  • Only 10 charter schools; let local boards reject them. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law. (Nov 1998)

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Jeff Sessions on Education
Republican Jr Senator (AL): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Sessions on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 20% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Richard Shelby on Education
Republican Sr Senator (AL): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Richard Shelby 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)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

House:


Robert Aderholt on Education
Republican Representative (AL-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Robert Aderholt 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Spencer Bachus on Education
Republican Representative (AL-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Bachus 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)
  • 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 requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 18% 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)
Jo Bonner on Education
Republican Representative (AL-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jo Bonner 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 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Mo Brooks on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mo Brooks on other issues.
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
Bradley Byrne on Education
Republican Nominee (District 1): Click here for Bradley Byrne on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martha Roby on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Martha Roby on other issues.
  • Voluntary prayer in all schools, without restrictions. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Michael Rogers on Education
Republican Representative (AL-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Rogers 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)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
Terri Sewell on Education
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Terri Sewell on other issues.
  • Investing in public education with teacher incentives. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Riley on Education
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Riley 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Don Siegelman on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Siegelman on other issues.
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Howell Heflin on Education
Former Senator (until March 2005): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howell Heflin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Susan Parker on Education
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Parker on other issues.
  • More federal funding for public schools; smaller classes. (Oct 2002)
Wayne Sowell on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Sowell on other issues.
  • Supports charters; supports accountability. (Aug 2004)
  • Top priority is saving public education. (Aug 2004)
William Barnes on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for William Barnes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bobby Bright on Education
Democrat (Unseated 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bobby Bright on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Sonny Callahan on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sonny Callahan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bud Cramer on Education
Democratic Representative (AL-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bud Cramer on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Artur Davis on Education
Democratic Representative (AL-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Artur Davis 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Terry Everett on Education
Republican Representative (AL-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Terry Everett 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Vivian Davis Figures on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger; member of State Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Vivian Davis Figures on other issues.
  • Low cost college loans to families in need. (Mar 2008)
  • More teacher funding; smaller classes; more modernizations. (Mar 2008)
Parker Griffith on Education
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Parker Griffith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Earl Hilliard on Education
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Earl Hilliard on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Bob Riley on Education
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Riley 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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