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Peter Shumlin on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Dual enrollment for high school students to state college. (Jan 2013)
  • Vermont could be Education State if we focus on science. (Nov 2011)
  • No Child Left Behind has become an obstacle. (Sep 2011)
  • Prioritize resources to ensure future of public schools. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO 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 $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)
  • More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
John MacGovern on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Education
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 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 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)
  • Rated 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)

House:


Peter Welch on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch 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)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Education
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Education
Republican VT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
  • Public school choice for poor & middle class. (Oct 2002)
Jim Jeffords on Education
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • 2001 defection based on special education funding. (Nov 2010)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act revived. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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 allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES 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)
Jack McMullen on Education
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Education
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Education
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
  • Strong Public Education. (Jun 2006)
Daniel Freilich on Education
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • No teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Mar 2010)
  • Let parents choose schools via vouchers. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers for public, private or religious schools. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
  • Home school at school, and more individualized education. (Jun 2006)
Bernie Sanders on Education
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 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 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)
  • Rated 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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