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Jack Markell on Education
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
  • Common Core Standards including world language immersion. (Jan 2013)
  • State provided public schools deserve improvement. (Oct 2011)
  • Improve charter schools, teachers, and accountability. (Jul 2011)
  • Ensure we have the best possible public schools. (Jan 2011)
  • Evaluate whether charter schools are becoming segregated. (Nov 2008)

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DE 2014: 2014 DE Senate debate


Tom Carper on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • Introduce market forces into our schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on discipline in schools. (Jan 1999)
  • Public school choice OK. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Chris Coons on Education
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools. (Oct 2010)
  • I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college. (Oct 2010)
  • Every student deserves a quality public education. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes less federal or more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Christine O`Donnell on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide. (Oct 2010)
  • Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE. (Oct 2010)
  • Pledge of Allegiance should include "Under God". (Aug 2010)
  • Federal funding provides better continuity. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Alex Pires on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
  • More education in math, science, technology & engineering. (Oct 2012)
Kevin Wade on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
  • Department of Education has been an abysmal failure. (Oct 2012)

House:


John Carney on Education
Democrat (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Carney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Education
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
  • Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed. (Nov 2004)
  • More funding for teachers & school infrastructure. (Nov 2004)
  • Put reading specialists in every elementary school. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Michael Castle on Education
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Michael Castle on Education
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Ray Clatworthy on Education
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • Teach family values in schools. (Mar 2009)
  • Parents choose schools via vouchers". (Mar 2009)
  • $1500 education tax credit for all parents. (Aug 2002)
  • Subsidize school choice. (Jun 2002)
William Roth on Education
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • 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 YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Ted Kaufman on Education
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
  • Lecturer at Law & Business school, and Public Policy school. (Nov 2008)
Mike Protack on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
  • Educational choice for all students. (Jan 2006)
Jan Ting on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • Opposes allowing illegal immigrants to attend public schools. (Sep 2006)
  • Study foreign languages for national security. (Aug 2006)
Beau Biden on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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