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John Hickenlooper on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Federal funds will ensure excellence in Education in CO. (May 2011)
  • Support great teachers in a 21st Century education system. (Nov 2010)

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Randy Baumgardner on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
  • Best education regardless of the source. (Nov 2013)
Michael Bennet on Education
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Halted years of budgetary cuts in the Denver Public Schools. (Jan 2009)
  • Oversaw investing $18 million in Denver schools & classrooms. (Jan 2009)
  • Opposes less federal or more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
  • Professional development grants for elementary principals. (Jul 2010)
  • Sponsored bill discounting combat pay from free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Ken Buck on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • Federal research, but no federal requirements or funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Owen Hill on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
  • Eliminate the Department of Education. (Jul 2013)
Amy Stephens on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Education
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • More money for government-run college aid programs. (Oct 2008)
  • Invest in science & technology education. (Sep 2008)
  • Good public education is key to children’s economic future. (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill: elementary school professional development. (Jul 2010)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)

House:


Mike Coffman on Education
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Coffman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Diana DeGette on Education
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette 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 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Cory Gardner on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
  • Focus on accountability, parental involvement and choice. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Doug Lamborn on Education
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Doug Lamborn on other issues.
  • Daily opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. (Nov 2006)
  • Vouchers & charters push public schools to do better. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Ed Perlmutter on Education
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Perlmutter on other issues.
  • Stress abstinence in sex education programs. (Nov 1998)
  • Increase teacher funding & school construction. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
Jared Polis on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jared Polis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Scott Tipton on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Tipton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Owens on Education
Republican CO Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • Teacher merit pay; student standards; smaller class sizes. (Jan 2001)
Bill Ritter on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
  • Cut the high school drop-out rate in half in a decade. (Jan 2007)
  • Invest more in our education system, and demand more. (Nov 2006)
Raul Acosta on Education
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • School prayer is free speech. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports vouchers and charter schools. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Education
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Hank Brown on other issues.
  • 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)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Education
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell on other issues.
  • 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 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 NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Rated 45% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Pete Coors on Education
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
  • Accountability and standards for public schools. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports school choice. (May 2004)
Scott McInnis on Education
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mike Miles on Education
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
  • Repeal or revise No Child Left Behind. (Jun 2004)
  • Tax credit for teachers. (Jun 2004)
  • Repeal or revise No Child Left Behind. (Jun 2004)
Richard Randall on Education
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
  • Tax credits for private school tuition. (Oct 2004)
Dan Schaefer on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dan Schaefer on other issues.
  • 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 a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bob Schaffer on Education
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • More competition needed in higher-ed loan-making. (Oct 2008)
  • Helped open Colorado’s first charter school. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Tom Strickland on Education
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
  • Expand Head Start program for underprivileged kids. (Sep 2002)
Wayne Allard on Education
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard 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)
  • 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)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Bob Beauprez on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Joel Hefley on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Joel Hefley 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 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)
  • 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 33% 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)
Betsy Markey on Education
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Betsy Markey on other issues.
  • Public education is one of America’s greatest successes. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Marilyn Musgrave on Education
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave 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)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jane Norton on Education
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Romanoff on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
  • Public-private partnerships for education, R&D, and science. (Mar 2010)
  • Our workforce & our democracy depend on free public schools. (Mar 2010)
John Salazar on Education
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar on other issues.
  • Fully fund the No Child Left Behind education reforms. (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 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)
Ken Salazar on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
  • More scholarships for college. (Aug 2004)
  • Strongly supports public education. (Aug 2004)
  • Expand early childhood and after school programs. (Mar 2004)
  • Ensure higher education is affordable and accessible. (Mar 2004)
  • Make sure students can skip Pledge if they so choose. (Jan 2004)
  • Promoted Salazar-Spence school voucher proposal. (Feb 2003)
  • Encourage character education curriculum in schools. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Bob Schaffer on Education
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • More competition needed in higher-ed loan-making. (Oct 2008)
  • Helped open Colorado’s first charter school. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
David Skaggs on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Skaggs 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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Mark Udall on Education
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • More money for government-run college aid programs. (Oct 2008)
  • Invest in science & technology education. (Sep 2008)
  • Good public education is key to children’s economic future. (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill: elementary school professional development. (Jul 2010)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Tom Tancredo on Education
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • We don’t need the Department of Education. (Dec 2007)
  • It’s racist to say integration needed to educate black kids. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports charter schools and voucher systems. (Sep 2007)
  • Introduced voucher system in Colorado in 1992. (Sep 2007)
  • Present scientific facts that support creationism. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling. (Sep 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • For first time, we’re telling students to NOT learn English. (Jun 2006)
  • Should be OK to say “Merry Christmas” at public schools. (Jun 2006)
  • Our students are taught Christian fanatics are the problem. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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