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Terry Branstad on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa. (Oct 2011)
  • Tuition tax credit for private schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Chet Culver on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • Raise teacher salaries; expand early education. (Nov 2006)
  • Students need framework for character development. (Nov 2006)
Jack Hatch on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Hatch on other issues.
  • Put quality public education at top of investment list. (May 2014)
Tom Hoefling on Education
Republican Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Hoefling on other issues.
  • Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings. (Jul 2014)
  • True Local Control: TLC for public schools. (Feb 2014)
  • Getting government out of education is the ultimate goal. (Jan 2014)

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IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
Doug Butzier on Education
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Butzier on other issues.
  • Vouchers for school choice are a good start. (Sep 2014)
Sam Clovis on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers, charters, and funds following students. (Jan 2014)
  • Common Core is federal overreach in spending and control. (Nov 2013)
  • FactCheck: Common Core originated with governors, not feds. (Nov 2013)
  • Repeal No Child Left Behind and the Common Core. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants. (Sep 2014)
  • No federal involvement in Common Core standards. (Oct 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Education
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley 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 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 requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Rated 36% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Matthew Whitaker on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • Common Core is one-size-fits-all, top-down solution. (Mar 2014)
  • Common Core is cram-it-down-your-throat reform. (Oct 2013)

House:


Leonard Boswell on Education
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell 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)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Steve King on Education
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Steve King 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)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
David Loebsack on Education
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Provide needed resources for failing schools. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Pat Murphy on Education
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Pat Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Vilsack on Education
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • We need educational revolution, NOT “No Child Left Behind”. (Jun 2006)
  • Support a funded No Child Left Behind program. (Jan 2004)
  • Demand funding for disabled learning. (Jan 2004)
  • More pay for teachers, with merit pay. (Jan 2001)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Tom Harkin on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin 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 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Bruce Braley on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
Tom Latham on Education
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Greg Ganske on Education
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Jim Lightfoot on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Daryl Northrop on Education
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Smooth out funding inequalities between districts. (Aug 2004)
  • No intervention of corporations into schools. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers and charters. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Higher Pell Grants; lower student loan interest rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Invest in education: fund K-12 & retain teachers. (Jul 2010)
George Eichhorn on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Jim Leach on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 55% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Jim Nussle on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle 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)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% 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)
Steven Rathje on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers, home-schooling, and local control. (May 2008)
Christopher Reed on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Keep God in our daily lives. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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