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Pat McCrory on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
  • Virtual education choice and charter schools choice. (Nov 2012)
  • Partner colleges with business to focus on marketable skills. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

NC 2014: 2014 NC Senate debate


Richard Burr on Education
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • No Child Left Behind provides opportunity to compete. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 40% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Kay Hagan on Education
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • For incentives and more competitive salaries for teachers. (May 2008)
  • Fix the problems with No Child Left Behind. (May 2008)
  • Increase teacher pay, reduce class size. (Mar 2008)
Sean Haugh on Education
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sean Haugh on other issues.
  • Supports state-level vouchers with no federal involvement. (Jul 2014)
  • Scrap the Common Core curriculum standards. (Apr 2014)
  • Vouchers for public, private or religious schools. (Nov 2004)
  • Voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2004)
Thom Tillis on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Education
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield on other issues.
  • Close the gap and help our smaller school districts. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Renee Ellmers on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Virginia Foxx on Education
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
George Holding on Education
Republican (District 13): Click here for George Holding on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hudson on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of school choice, charters, & homeschooling. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Education
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones 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 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)
  • Abolish the federal Department of Education. (Dec 2000)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Larry Kissell on Education
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Patrick McHenry on Education
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry 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)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
Mark Meadows on Education
Republican (District 11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • Parental right to choose charter schools & private schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Jul 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Robert Pittenger on Education
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • Endorses voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2004)
  • Vouchers for public, private or religious schools. (Nov 2004)
David Eugene Price on Education
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Mar 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Mel Watt on Education
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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 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 NO on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • 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)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Education
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools. (Oct 1999)
  • For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools. (Oct 1999)
  • Merit pay to retain teachers. (Sep 1999)
  • More ed. savings accounts; tax credit for ed. charity. (Sep 1999)
  • Web of rules makes system fail; empower states & districts. (Sep 1999)
  • Search students’ lockers & backpacks for drugs & guns. (Sep 1999)
  • Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally. (Aug 1999)
  • More power to teachers, parents, and local schools. (Aug 1999)
  • Demand rigorous training and degrees for teachers. (Mar 1999)
  • Restore quality and parental involvement. (Feb 1999)
  • Add a 4th “R”: Responsibility. (Feb 1999)
  • Restore federal taxes to local districts to empower parents. (Feb 1999)
  • Spend on teachers for training & smaller classes. (Feb 1999)
  • Supports scholarships for at-risk youth. (Jan 1999)

    School Choice

  • Give parents a smorgasbord of choices. (Sep 1999)
  • Vouchers OK where public schools fail. (Apr 1999)
  • Parents should demand success; be given vouchers if not. (Mar 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Mike Easley on Education
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Get K-12 up to levels of rest of education system. (Feb 2001)
  • More Pre-K; smaller classes; more teacher pay. (Feb 2001)
  • Use a lottery to fund elementary schools. (Feb 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Bev Perdue on Education
North Carolina Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
  • $400M federal funds for Ready Set Go! Initiative. (Feb 2011)
  • Raise teacher salaries; increase technology in schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports character education & teacher-led voluntary prayer. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports charter schools & public school choice. (Nov 1996)
John Howard Coble on Education
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • 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)
Mike McIntyre on Education
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Brad Miller on Education
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Sue Myrick on Education
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Heath Shuler on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler 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)
James Hunt on Education
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for James Hunt on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Ballance on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erskine Bowles on Education
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • No Child Left Behind is an unfunded mandate. (Sep 2004)
  • Provide seed money for school construction. (Jul 2004)
  • Scholarships for training and lifelong learning. (Jul 2004)
  • Allow reservists to defer student loans while on active duty. (Jul 2004)
  • Waive penalties and fees for reservists returning to school. (Jul 2004)
  • Increase federal support for education. (Mar 2002)
Eva Clayton on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
John Edwards on Education
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • Provide work-study programs for students to afford college. (Jan 2008)
  • Need universal pre-K, child care, and second chance schools. (Jan 2008)
  • Provide continual education for those in the work force. (Dec 2007)
  • A comprehensive plan to improve education. (Dec 2007)
  • Should have universal pre-Kindergarten for all 4-year-olds. (Oct 2007)
  • Make community colleges & public universities free. (Sep 2007)
  • Think of education as a birth-to-death experience in America. (Sep 2007)
  • Teach in public school that we embrace same-sex parents. (Aug 2007)
  • Sent all four kids to public schools. (Jul 2007)
  • College for Everyone: tuition paid, for 10 hrs/week work. (Jun 2007)
  • Invest in rural community colleges as practical job training. (Apr 2007)
  • College for Everyone pilot: $300,000 to 80 N.C. students. (Apr 2007)
  • Create “Second Chance” schools to get dropouts back on track. (Apr 2007)
  • Supports individual school prayer, not teacher-led prayer. (Mar 2007)
  • FactCheck: NCLB might be under-funded, but it grew 58%. (Oct 2004)
  • No Child Left Behind is much underfunded. (Oct 2004)
  • Give public schools the resources that they need. (Jul 2004)
  • Higher teacher pay in low-income schools. (Mar 2004)
  • Two public school systems: one for rich, one for others. (Feb 2004)
  • When schools fail, bring in expertise and resources. (Feb 2004)
  • Private school vouchers drain resources from public schools. (Jan 2004)
  • America has 2 school systems, divided by income over race. (Oct 2003)
  • Two school systems: one for the have’s, one for have-not’s. (Sep 2003)
  • Pay for college tuition in exchange for part-time work. (Aug 2003)
  • New Deal for Teachers: more pay & scholarships. (Aug 2003)
  • Free first year of college for all willing to work for it. (Jun 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Appoint judges with backbone to desegregate schools. (Jul 2007)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Lauch Faircloth on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • 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)
David Funderburk on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Heineman on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Helms on Education
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms 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 $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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
Cass Ballenger on Education
Republican (District 10): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger 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 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)
Richard Burr on Education
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • No Child Left Behind provides opportunity to compete. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 40% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Cal Cunningham on Education
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
  • Every student is entitled to the resources they need. (Mar 2010)
Elizabeth Dole on Education
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools. (Oct 1999)
  • For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools. (Oct 1999)
  • Merit pay to retain teachers. (Sep 1999)
  • More ed. savings accounts; tax credit for ed. charity. (Sep 1999)
  • Web of rules makes system fail; empower states & districts. (Sep 1999)
  • Search students’ lockers & backpacks for drugs & guns. (Sep 1999)
  • Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally. (Aug 1999)
  • More power to teachers, parents, and local schools. (Aug 1999)
  • Demand rigorous training and degrees for teachers. (Mar 1999)
  • Restore quality and parental involvement. (Feb 1999)
  • Add a 4th “R”: Responsibility. (Feb 1999)
  • Restore federal taxes to local districts to empower parents. (Feb 1999)
  • Spend on teachers for training & smaller classes. (Feb 1999)
  • Supports scholarships for at-risk youth. (Jan 1999)

    School Choice

  • Give parents a smorgasbord of choices. (Sep 1999)
  • Vouchers OK where public schools fail. (Apr 1999)
  • Parents should demand success; be given vouchers if not. (Mar 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Bob Etheridge on Education
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Robin Hayes on Education
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Bill Hefner on Education
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Hefner 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)
Elaine Marshall on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • Sound public education starts with fair teacher pay. (Jul 2010)
Jim Neal on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
  • No Child Left Behind is a failed initiative. (Mar 2008)
Charles Taylor on Education
Republican (District 11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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