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Bobby Jindal on Education
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future. (Mar 2014)
  • Fight to give parents choices in schools. (Mar 2014)
  • Reward good teachers with flex pay. (Nov 2010)
  • Pay 90% of public school cost as private & parochial tuition. (Nov 2010)
  • Tap faith-based groups to run charter schools. (Nov 2010)
  • I favor whatever works, including vouchers & charters. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinvented New Orleans with private/parochial scholarships. (Feb 2009)
  • Increase completion rate above 6% for GED-OPTIONS program. (Jan 2009)
  • Performance-based funding for schools to meet industry needs. (Jan 2009)
  • Too many of our campuses have buildings with leaking roofs. (Mar 2008)
  • Tax deductions for tuition & qualified educational expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)

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Bill Cassidy on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Mary Landrieu on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Strongly believes in early childhood education. (Aug 2008)
  • Amendment to allow voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports vouchers and charter schools. (Nov 1996)
  • 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 YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Firmly opposed to Bushís voucher proposal. (Jan 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Rob Maness on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Maness on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers for school choice. (Dec 2013)
  • Defund Common Core; return control to parents. (Nov 2013)
David Vitter on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Headstart is very important but also very spotty. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports vouchers for private & religious schools. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports charter schools & increased flexibility. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (May 2013)

House:


Charles Boustany on Education
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany 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)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (May 2013)
John Fleming on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Sponsored Amendment to guarantee parents may educate kids. (Jan 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Mar 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Jeff Landry on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Empower parents with home school, charters, & church schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Vance McAllister on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Don't treat all failing schools the same. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Steve Scalise on Education
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Education
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
  • Raise teacher pay by $1,500 per year. (Nov 2006)
Rodney Alexander on Education
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Bill Cassidy on Education
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Mike Foster on Education
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hugh Baker on Education
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker 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)
  • 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 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)
John Breaux on Education
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux 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 YES 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
John Cooksey on Education
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Chris John on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Early childhood education forms all educationís cornerstone. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Chris John on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Early childhood education forms all educationís cornerstone. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bennett Johnston on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
Bob Livingston on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Livingston 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)
Billy Tauzin on Education
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin 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)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Billy Tauzin III on Education
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
  • Support merit pay for our best and brightest educators. (Nov 2004)
Joseph Cao on Education
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
John Cooksey on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bobby Jindal on Education
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future. (Mar 2014)
  • Fight to give parents choices in schools. (Mar 2014)
  • Reward good teachers with flex pay. (Nov 2010)
  • Pay 90% of public school cost as private & parochial tuition. (Nov 2010)
  • Tap faith-based groups to run charter schools. (Nov 2010)
  • I favor whatever works, including vouchers & charters. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinvented New Orleans with private/parochial scholarships. (Feb 2009)
  • Increase completion rate above 6% for GED-OPTIONS program. (Jan 2009)
  • Performance-based funding for schools to meet industry needs. (Jan 2009)
  • Too many of our campuses have buildings with leaking roofs. (Mar 2008)
  • Tax deductions for tuition & qualified educational expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
John Neely Kennedy on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • More funding for pre-K education. (Mar 2008)
  • Pre-K works and early childhood education is important. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports accountability and a fully-funded NCLB. (Oct 2004)
  • I believe in public education. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports START college saving program. (Mar 2004)
Jim McCrery on Education
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Charles Melancon on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon 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)
Charles Melancon on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon 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)
David Vitter on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Headstart is very important but also very spotty. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports vouchers for private & religious schools. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports charter schools & increased flexibility. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (May 2013)
Paul Carmouche on Education
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Education
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Raised teacher pay; provided 4-year-olds early education. (May 2008)
William Jefferson on Education
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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