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Butch Otter on Education
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • No major school improvement measures, just progress. (Jan 2013)
  • Recommend $1.36 billion to advance educational goals. (Jan 2007)
  • Provide needs-based scholarships for college-bound students. (Jan 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

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Michael Crapo on Education
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Supports School Prayer Amendment. (Jan 1998)
  • 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 spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Jim Risch on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)

House:


Raul Labrador on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Mike Simpson on Education
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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 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 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Education
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Reading Initiative: 90% of 3rd graders reading by 2004. (Jan 2001)
  • Exit standards for high school via SAT-like exam. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports charter schools and innovative classrooms. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Jim Risch on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)
Jerry Brady on Education
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
  • Support sustainable funding for public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Parents in concert with schools develop kidsí moral compass. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports school prayer. (Nov 2006)
  • Evaluate and reward teachers. (Feb 2002)
Alan Blinken on Education
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
  • Increase school funding instead of cutting taxes. (Sep 2002)
Scott McClure on Education
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
  • Control of education must be left to the States. (Oct 2004)
Fred Adams on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Larry Craig on Education
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig 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 20% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Dirk Kempthorne on Education
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Reading Initiative: 90% of 3rd graders reading by 2004. (Jan 2001)
  • Exit standards for high school via SAT-like exam. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports charter schools and innovative classrooms. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Larry LaRocco on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Increase service scholarships for teachers. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Walt Minnick on Education
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Bill Sali on Education
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Strong advocate for parental choice in education. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Tom Sullivan on Education
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
  • Smaller classrooms and increased funding. (Jul 2010)
  • I firmly believe in a separation between church and state. (Jul 2010)
Butch Otter on Education
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • No major school improvement measures, just progress. (Jan 2013)
  • Recommend $1.36 billion to advance educational goals. (Jan 2007)
  • Provide needs-based scholarships for college-bound students. (Jan 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Rex Rammell on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • Department of Education is unconstitutional; eliminate it. (Oct 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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