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Matt Mead on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Mead on other issues.
  • No federal curriculum standards; keep Wyoming standards. (Feb 2012)
  • Charter schools provide new ideas for traditional schools. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

WY 2014: 2014 WY Senate debate


John Barrasso on Education
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Barrasso on other issues.
  • Local control is paramount for improving education. (Aug 2008)
  • Parents & teachers decide about schools, not bureaucrats. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
Liz Cheney on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Liz Cheney on other issues.
  • Eliminate benefits from the Department of Education. (Sep 2013)
Tim Chesnut on Education
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Chesnut on other issues.
  • Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Aug 2012)
  • No school vouchers. (Aug 2012)
  • More teachers; more capital funding; and higher salaries. (Nov 2004)
Michael Enzi on Education
Republican Sr Senator (WY): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Michael Enzi 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 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Charlie Hardy on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Charlie Hardy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

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Cynthia Lummis on Education
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Lummis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dave Freudenthal on Education
Democratic WY Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Freudenthal on other issues.
  • Base cuts on valuation of projects, & keep building schools. (Feb 2010)
  • Increase teacher salaries & school infrastructure spending. (Nov 2002)
  • Teach both abstinence AND contraceptives in sex ed. (Nov 2002)
  • Reform testing system; end 3-tier diploma. (Oct 2002)
Jim Geringer on Education
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Geringer on other issues.
  • $10M per year for college merit scholarships. (Jan 2001)
  • $26M for professional and vocational skills training. (Jan 2001)
  • Reform Charter School law to allow real parental choice. (Jan 2001)
  • Focus educational resources to help those with greatest need. (Jul 2001)
  • Require state standards, regular assessments, and sanctions. (Jul 2001)
  • Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable. (Jul 2001)
Joyce Jansa Corcoran on Education
2002 Democratic Challenger (WY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joyce Jansa Corcoran on other issues.
  • Increase resources: children and teachers are first concern. (Oct 2002)
Alan Simpson on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Simpson on other issues.
  • 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)
Craig Thomas on Education
Former Republican Senator (deceased in office 2007): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Craig Thomas on other issues.
  • 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Nick Carter on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nick Carter on other issues.
  • No vouchers; make all schools better. (Sep 2008)
  • Federal government must have role in education. (Sep 2008)
Barbara Cubin on Education
Republican Representative (WY-At-Large): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Cubin 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 vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Rated 10% 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)
Keith Goodenough on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Keith Goodenough on other issues.
  • Opposes choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)
Dale Groutage on Education
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dale Groutage on other issues.
  • Raise teacher pay and incentives for new teachers. (Jun 2006)
  • Federal incentives for teachers to stay in Wyoming. (Jan 2006)
  • Increase federal funding for Wyoming’s state colleges. (Jan 2006)
Chris Rothfuss on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Rothfuss on other issues.
  • Repeal NCLB: stop punishing our educators. (Aug 2008)
  • Vouchers hurt public schools. (Aug 2008)
  • Need to pay our teachers more and keep them highly trained. (Jun 2008)
  • No Child Left Behind aspires to mediocrity. (Mar 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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