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Nathan Deal on Education
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal on other issues.
  • $15M for science/tech charter schools. (Jan 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

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Paul Broun on Education
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun on other issues.
  • Evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell". (Nov 2012)
  • 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)
Phil Gingrey on Education
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Karen Handel on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karen Handel on other issues.
  • Make approving Charter Schools easier and less cumbersome. (Aug 2010)
Johnny Isakson on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Voted for funding increases in No Child Left Behind. (Oct 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • 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 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Jack Kingston on Education
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Michelle Nunn on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Nunn on other issues.
  • Invest in early childhood education. (Nov 2013)
  • Common Core, teacher recruitment, smaller classes. (Nov 2013)
David Perdue on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Perdue on other issues.
  • Dismantle unnecessary bureaucracy; innovate at local level. (Jul 2013)

House:


John Barrow on Education
Democratic Representative (GA-12): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Barrow 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)
Sanford Bishop on Education
Democratic Representative (GA-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sanford Bishop 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Paul Broun on Education
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun on other issues.
  • Evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell". (Nov 2012)
  • 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)
Doug Collins on Education
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doug Collins on other issues.
  • Let parents choose safe and effective schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
Phil Gingrey on Education
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Graves on Education
Republican (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Graves on other issues.
  • Voluntary prayer in all schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Hank Johnson on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Hank Johnson 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
Jack Kingston on Education
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
John Lewis on Education
Democratic Representative (GA-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Lewis 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)
  • 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 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Tom Price on Education
Republican Representative (GA-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Price on other issues.
  • Give individual states the autonomy to improve their schools. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Austin Scott on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Austin Scott on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
David Scott on Education
Democratic Representative (GA-13): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Scott 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Lynn Westmoreland on Education
Republican Representative (GA-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Westmoreland 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)
Rob Woodall on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Woodall on other issues.
  • Return power to parents to choose public or other school. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Sonny Perdue on Education
Republican GA Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sonny Perdue on other issues.
  • Tie teacher pay to student achievement. (Jan 2010)
  • Streamline school bureaucracy; empower parents. (Oct 2002)
Saxby Chambliss on Education
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mike Keown on Education
Former GOP Challenger (2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Keown on other issues.
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
Roy Barnes on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roy Barnes on other issues.
  • End social promotion. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Bob Barr on Education
Republican (Retired 2002) (District 7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Barr on other issues.
  • Don’t let California home schooling ban spread. (Apr 2008)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Allen Buckley on Education
Libertarian challenger (2008): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Allen Buckley on other issues.
  • The more locally K-12 education is handled, the better. (Sep 2008)
  • Against vouchers but for local control. (Jun 2004)
  • Allow moment of silence in public schools. (Jun 2004)
  • Test scores have not improved despite federal intervention. (Jun 2004)
  • Dismantle the federal Department of Education. (May 2004)
Max Burns on Education
Republican (Until 2004) (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Max Burns on other issues.
  • Rated 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Max Cleland on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Max Cleland on other issues.
  • 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 YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
Mac Collins on Education
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins 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 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)
  • Rated 10% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mac Collins on Education
Former Republican (until 2005) (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins 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 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)
  • Rated 10% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Paul Coverdell on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Paul Coverdell 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 NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Gingrich's education stances compared to Ron Paul's. (Jan 2012)
  • College students should work and graduate with no debt. (Nov 2011)
  • Dramatically shrink the federal Department of Education. (Sep 2011)
  • I liked charter school programs in Obama's Race to the Top. (Sep 2011)
  • Let parents choose public, private, parochial, or homeschool. (Jun 2011)
  • School prayer ban shows secular socialists oppose God. (May 2010)
  • Since 1963 school prayer ban, teen pregnancy & drugs are up. (May 2010)
  • Don't ban Bibles from public schools. (May 2010)
  • More learning options: community college-run charter schools. (Dec 2007)
  • Offer coupons to send kids to schools that work best. (Dec 2007)
  • America’s high schools are obsolete. (Sep 2007)
  • Pay kids as incentive to learn math and science. (Sep 2007)
  • Removing God from Pledge of Allegiance assaults our identity. (Dec 2006)
  • Removing “God” from Pledge assaults our identity. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace multiculturalism with patriotic education. (Dec 2006)
  • Reference to God in Pledge of Allegiance is not ceremonial. (Dec 2006)
  • Introduce competition among schools and teachers. (Dec 2006)
  • Encourage private sector in math and science education. (Dec 2006)
  • Teach evolution as science; intelligent design as philosophy. (Oct 2006)
  • Waive interest on student loans for math & science grads. (Sep 2003)
  • Support charters; insist on change for failing schools. (Jul 1998)
  • Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools. (Jul 1998)
  • Adopt vouchers to break unionized monopoly of inner city. (Jul 1996)
  • End college tenure; focus on students over teachers. (Jul 1996)
  • Constitutional amendment to protect right to school prayer. (Apr 1996)
  • 1984: All-night Congressional vigil on school prayer vote. (Jun 1995)
  • Voucherize inner-city programs from schools to groceries. (Jun 1995)
  • Voluntary school prayer creates bond between you and Creator. (Jun 1995)
  • 1963 Supreme Court school prayer ban was just wrong. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Denise Majette on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Fully fund No Child Left Behind and Headstart. (Oct 2004)
  • Education creates a trained, skilled, competitive workforce. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports charter schools and flexible funding. (Jul 2002)
  • Increase federal funding; no vouchers. (Oct 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Denise Majette on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Fully fund No Child Left Behind and Headstart. (Oct 2004)
  • Education creates a trained, skilled, competitive workforce. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports charter schools and flexible funding. (Jul 2002)
  • Increase federal funding; no vouchers. (Oct 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Zell Miller on Education
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Zell Miller on other issues.
  • Voluntary prayer at school football games is ok. (Oct 2000)
  • Make college tuition deductible. (Oct 2000)
  • Lottery & high tech for pre-K thru college. (Jun 1998)
  • All children should have the opportunity to attend pre-K. (Jan 1998)
  • Good schools mean money for teachers, books, reading. (Jan 1998)
  • Future depends on a better educated workforce. (Dec 1996)
  • $1B more for education. (Dec 1995)
  • More HOPE scholarships for college and potential teachers. (Nov 1994)
  • Supports teacher pay-for-performance. (Jan 1991)
  • 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)
  • More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Sam Nunn on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sam Nunn 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Mary Squires on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; State Senator: Click here for Mary Squires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dale Cardwell on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dale Cardwell on other issues.
  • Public education is a cornerstone of American success. (Mar 2008)
Saxby Chambliss on Education
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Nathan Deal on Education
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal on other issues.
  • $15M for science/tech charter schools. (Jan 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Johnny Isakson on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Voted for funding increases in No Child Left Behind. (Oct 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • 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 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Vernon Jones on Education
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vernon Jones on other issues.
  • Vouchers for any public school. (Jul 2008)
Rand Knight on Education
Democrat Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rand Knight on other issues.
  • Federal funding for charter schools. (Jul 2008)
  • Raise teacher salaries; build more schools. (Jun 2008)
  • Don’t cut funding to underperforming schools. (Jun 2008)
Josh Lanier on Education
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Josh Lanier on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Linder on Education
Republican Representative (GA-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Linder on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Jim Marshall on Education
Democratic Representative (GA-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Marshall 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 $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jim Martin on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Martin on other issues.
  • Support struggling school systems instead of NCLB. (Jul 2008)
Cynthia McKinney on Education
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia McKinney on other issues.
  • Something wrong with $38B on education & $700B on defense. (Jan 2008)
  • No Child Left Behind aimed at dismantling public education. (Jan 2008)
  • Our public schools are in a serious state disrepair. (Dec 2007)
  • No Child Left Behind is an unfunded mandate. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Charlie Norwood on Education
Republican (District 10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Norwood 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mike Thurmond on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Thurmond on other issues.
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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