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Steve Beshear on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • We made cuts to survive; now let's assess damage. (Feb 2013)
  • Reinvest in SEEK: Support Education Excellence in Kentucky. (Feb 2013)
  • Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate. (Feb 2011)
  • High national rankings shows that education is good in KY. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Every child has the right to a quality education. (Feb 2014)
Mitch McConnell on Education
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • 1983: Appealed to Reagan Democrats on school prayer. (Sep 2010)
  • 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 20% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Rand Paul on Education
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Allow school choice for everyone, white, brown, or black. (Feb 2013)
  • Support homeschooling and parental responsibility. (Jul 2010)

House:


Andy Barr on Education
Republican (District 6): Click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Chandler on Education
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Brett Guthrie on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Thomas Massie on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Let parents choose public school, private school, homeschool. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Hal Rogers on Education
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Hal 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 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)
  • Rated 17% 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)
Ed Whitfield on Education
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
John Yarmuth on Education
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth on other issues.
  • Moral obligation to maintain high-quality public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Education
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • Greater flexibility and control for local school districts. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Ernie Fletcher on Education
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Guarantee right to prayer in public schools. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports vouchers & charter schools. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
Paul Patton on Education
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Wendell Ford on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford 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 YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Ken Lucas on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Dan Mongiardo on Education
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • After-school hours are too valuable to waste. (May 2004)
  • Encourage private investment in public schools. (Nov 2000)
  • Post the Ten Commandments in public schools. (Nov 2000)
Scotty Baesler on Education
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
  • 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)
James Buckmaster on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Acknowledge our Creator each day. (Jan 2010)
  • Supports vouchers and charter schools. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Education
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Supports School Prayer Amendment. (Jan 1998)
  • 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 declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jack Conway on Education
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Support charter schools & eliminate federal restrictions. (Nov 2002)
Greg Fischer on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Education
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Guarantee right to prayer in public schools. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports vouchers & charter schools. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
Trey Grayson on Education
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Education
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bruce Lunsford on Education
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Fight for full funding of special education programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide a strong education in math and science. (Jun 2008)
  • Open the doors to higher education. (Jun 2008)
  • Early investment equals future success. (Jun 2008)
  • Fundamentally overhaul “No Child Left Behind”. (Jun 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Education
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
  • More funding; no vouchers. (Oct 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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