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Steve Bullock on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Invest in higher ed for 21st Century workforce, like Diesel. (Jan 2013)
  • Increase from 40% to 60% those with some college. (Jan 2013)
  • MT is dead last in investment in early childhood education. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

MT 2014: 2014 MT Senate debate


John Bohlinger on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Bohlinger on other issues.
  • More finds for hiring teachers & professional development. (Nov 1998)
  • Endorses teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 1998)
Champ Edmunds on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Champ Edmunds on other issues.
  • State funding for charters and vouchers. (Nov 2012)
Dennis Rehberg on Education
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • College loans are the welfare of the 21st century. (Jan 2012)
  • 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 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Corey Stapleton on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corey Stapleton on other issues.
  • Embrace all forms and distribution methods of teaching. (Jun 2013)
Jon Tester on Education
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Tester on other issues.
  • More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants. (Oct 2006)
  • Public education is the backbone of our democracy. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
John Walsh on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for John Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

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Steve Daines on Education
Republican (District 0): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)

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Brian Schweitzer on Education
Democratic MT Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schweitzer on other issues.
  • Fund education adequately without new taxes. (Jun 2008)
  • Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships. (Nov 2004)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
Max Baucus on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (MT): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Max Baucus on other issues.
  • Fought for programs that help Montana schools. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Dennis Rehberg on Education
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • College loans are the welfare of the 21st century. (Jan 2012)
  • 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 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Judy Martz on Education
Former Republican Governor (2001-2005): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Judy Martz on other issues.
  • More spending; more accountability via testing. (Jan 2001)
  • 3-Rs of education: recruit, retain, & reward teachers. (Jan 2001)
Marc Racicot on Education
Former Republican Governor (1993-2000): Click here for Marc Racicot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Conrad Burns on Education
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Conrad Burns on other issues.
  • 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 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Bob Keenan on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2006), state senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Keenan on other issues.
  • Drastically cut back federal involvement in schools. (May 2006)
  • NCLB fails because itís a one size fits all approach. (May 2006)
John Morrison on Education
Former Democratic challenger (2006); state Auditor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Morrison on other issues.
  • Education should be a priority for federal money. (Apr 2006)
Mike Taylor on Education
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (MT): Click here for Mike Taylor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kirk Bushman on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Kirk Bushman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Hill on Education
Republican (District AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rick Hill on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Stan Jones on Education
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stan Jones on other issues.
  • Privatize all schools-get government out. (Jan 2006)
  • The poor advocate for school choice for good reason. (Jan 2006)
Bob Kelleher on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kelleher on other issues.
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2004)
  • State-funded vouchers for private or religious school. (Nov 2004)
Michael Lange on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Lange on other issues.
  • Parents and local school boards should run schools. (May 2008)
Pat Williams on Education
Former Democrat (1978-1996) (District 0): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Williams on other issues.
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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