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Martin O`Malley on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on time. (Feb 2011)
  • Give students, teachers & parents resources they need. (Nov 2006)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Opposes education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)

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MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
  • Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports school choice vouchers and charter schools. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports school choice vouchers and charter schools. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Benjamin Cardin on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants. ()
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Barbara Mikulski on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Increase student aid; create tuition tax credit. (Aug 2010)
  • 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Rob Sobhani on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Education
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett 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 NO 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)
  • Abolish the federal Department of Education. (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
Elijah Cummings on Education
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
John Delaney on Education
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • D.C. Opportunity Scholarship gives parents more options. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Donna Edwards on Education
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Andy Harris on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Steny Hoyer on Education
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Education
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
John Sarbanes on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
Chris Van Hollen on Education
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen 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 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Education
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • School prayer is not a federal issue. (Oct 2011)
  • Let parents send children to the school of their choice. (Jul 2011)
Corrogan Vaughn on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Supports charters, public vouchers & private vouchers. (Nov 2008)
  • Support affirmative action in public college admissions. (Nov 2000)
Eric Wargotz on Education
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
  • Federal role: only ensuring that states perform requirements. (Aug 2010)
Robert Ehrlich on Education
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Parris Glendening on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • Began the Golden Age of School Construction ($1.6B). (Jan 2001)
  • Make tuition an anachronism: free college for all. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Education
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
  • More character education and more community service. (May 2002)
E.J. Pipkin on Education
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Take a hard look at high salaries at universities. (Oct 2004)
  • Give parents a choice if their kids’ schools fail. (Aug 2004)
  • Give parents a choice if their kids’ schools fail. (Aug 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Wayne Gilchrest on Education
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest 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 allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Frank Kratovil on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Kweisi Mfume on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • End devastating cuts to public colleges and universities. (Dec 2005)
  • Committed to strengthening our public schools. (Dec 2005)
  • Public schools overcrowded, understaffed & under-equipped. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Connie Morella on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Co-chairs Women’s Caucus “Education and Children” Team. (Jul 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)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Paul Sarbanes on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • 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)
Michael Steele on Education
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Standardized tests keep teachers from educating students. (Aug 2006)
  • Reinstate college-level grant and loan programs. (Aug 2006)
  • Don’t trap poor kids in failing schools. (Oct 2005)
Daniel Vovak on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • Move to private control of schools instead of gov’t control. (Jan 2006)
  • Prayer is a First Amendment Right, even in schools. (Jan 2006)
Albert Wynn on Education
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn 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 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Kevin Zeese on Education
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Vouchers for public schools--competition improves schools. (Jun 2006)
  • No Child Left Behind forces teaching to the test. (Jun 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants. ()
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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