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Cory Booker on Education
Mayor of Newark: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats. (Aug 2013)
  • Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis. (Dec 2012)
  • Arranged $100M school grant from Facebook founder Zuckerberg. (Jun 2012)
  • 2010: Appointed to oversee $100M donation to Newark schools. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: $100M gift to Newark schools was a publicity sellout. (Feb 2011)
  • Supervises Newark schools by gubernatorial appointment. (Feb 2011)
  • $120 million for "Teachers Village" where educators live. (Sep 2010)
  • Founded the Newark Charter School Fund. (Feb 2010)
  • Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools. (May 2009)
  • Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities. (Feb 2001)
Barbara Buono on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
  • Provide equitable K-12 funding across New Jersey. (Apr 2013)
Chris Christie on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • Combine $8.9B in more funding with needed reform. (Jan 2013)
  • Take on the teachers unions for real tenure reform. (Aug 2012)
  • Dems believe in teacher's unions; we believe in teachers. (Aug 2012)
  • Allow students in failing schools to attend better schools. (Jun 2012)
  • 1984: As student, made speech to Delaware state Senate. (Jun 2012)
  • Wife and children attended parochial schools. (Jun 2012)
  • 1999: Lobbied for Edison Schools, for-profit school operator. (Jun 2012)
  • Vote down school budgets unless teachers freeze pay. (Jun 2012)
  • Replace Abbott District funds with tenure reform & charters. (Jan 2012)
  • Most great teachers want accountability. (Jun 2011)
  • Criticizes NJEA leadership as well as state's teachers. (Feb 2011)
  • Tried to cut school superintendent salaries by edict. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: Christie & NCLB push teachers; but not students. (Feb 2011)
  • Couldn't measure charter success: lost $14M in federal funds. (Feb 2011)
  • More charter schools; ok for private companies to operate. (Feb 2011)
  • Let school leaders get certified by alternate routes. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: NJ schools best in US; only urban districts struggling. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: Portrays tenure as lifetime guarantee, but it's not. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: Ignores that parents educate kids more than teachers. (Feb 2011)
  • Expand 73 charter schools to replace 200 failing schools. (Jan 2011)
  • Build up colleges to support business, & avoid "brain drain". (Jul 2009)
  • Public education system is failing; increase accountability. (Jul 2009)

Senate:

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Cory Booker on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats. (Aug 2013)
  • Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis. (Dec 2012)
  • Arranged $100M school grant from Facebook founder Zuckerberg. (Jun 2012)
  • 2010: Appointed to oversee $100M donation to Newark schools. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: $100M gift to Newark schools was a publicity sellout. (Feb 2011)
  • Supervises Newark schools by gubernatorial appointment. (Feb 2011)
  • $120 million for "Teachers Village" where educators live. (Sep 2010)
  • Founded the Newark Charter School Fund. (Feb 2010)
  • Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools. (May 2009)
  • Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities. (Feb 2001)
Jeff Chiesa on Education
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
  • Honor and cherish our school teachers. (Sep 2012)
Rush Holt on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt on other issues.
  • Investments in higher education keep American Dream alive. (Jun 2013)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Joe Kyrillos on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
  • Supports teacher merit pay; supports charter schools. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Steve Lonegan on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Menendez on Education
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Reducing duplication is no solution for education problems. (Sep 2006)
  • Educational Savings Accounts are only for the wealthy. (Sep 2006)
  • Democrats pushed college tuition tax deductions. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Frank Pallone on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

House:


Rob Andrews on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Education
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Feb 2013)
Scott Garrett on Education
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Scott Garrett 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)
  • 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)
Rush Holt on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt on other issues.
  • Investments in higher education keep American Dream alive. (Jun 2013)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Leonard Lance on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Lance on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Frank LoBiondo on Education
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 42% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Frank Pallone on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Bill Pascrell on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Donald Payne Jr. on Education
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
  • Too many schools are struggling; fight for schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Steven Rothman on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman 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)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jon Runyan on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Albio Sires on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Albio Sires 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)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
Christopher Smith on Education
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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 NO 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)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Education
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
  • Lt.Gov. created after Codey led both Legislature & Executive. (Feb 2011)
Jon Corzine on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Support charter schools. (Nov 2000)
  • Universal access to preschool and higher education. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Universal right to public education, pre-school thru college. (Sep 2000)
  • Federal support & tax breaks for college tuition. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Chris Daggett on Education
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
  • Names educator, Prof. Frank Esposito, as running-mate. (Jul 2009)
  • Whatever works best--public, private, religious, charter. (Jul 2009)
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg 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 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 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Ian Linker on Education
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donald Payne on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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 NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Donny DiFrancesco on Education
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Kean on Education
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGreevey on Education
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
  • Fight to improve public schools. (Nov 2001)
  • Brought DARE and character education into schools. (Jun 2001)
  • Supports requiring Holocaust education in schools. (Jun 2001)
  • Supports back-to-basics and tougher standards. (Jun 2001)
  • Private school vouchers abandon the public schools. (Oct 2001)
Bret Schundler on Education
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
  • Fired as Education Commissioner after failed $400M grant. (Feb 2011)
  • NJ lost $400M in federal funds due to lack of union support. (Feb 2011)
  • Reform tenure & replace ineffective teachers. (Nov 2001)
  • Increase standards and accountability; decrease bureaucracy. (Jun 2001)
  • Reform tenure; replace ineffective teachers. (Jun 2001)

    School Choice

  • Make private school options affordable for families. (Nov 2001)
  • Allow parental choice; weaken teacher tenure. (Jun 2001)
  • Empower families with charters & school choice. (Jun 2001)
  • Tax deductions to let urban kids choose schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Competition will improve the public schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Best education should mean public, private, or parochial. (Jan 2001)
Bill Bradley on Education
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • University partnerships: get teachers into high-need schools. (Aug 2000)
  • Use budget surplus for more teachers & more Head Start. (Feb 2000)
  • Measure performance; close lowest-performing schools. (Feb 2000)
  • 400,000 more in Head Start; 2,000 more after-school programs. (Jan 2000)
  • “Lifetime education” from birth to every life stage. (Jan 2000)
  • Education excellence begins with 60,000 great new teachers. (Jan 2000)
  • Education plan: $90B over 10 years. (Jan 2000)
  • Feds should fulfill special ed commitments. (Oct 1999)
  • Scholarships & loans to create 60,000 new teachers. (Oct 1999)
  • Spirit of experimentation is solution to urban schools. (Oct 1999)
  • $400M per year for community colleges for tech & jobs. (Oct 1999)
  • $200 per month stipends to elderly mentors. (Oct 1999)
  • Posting Ten Commandments in schools seems unconstitutional. (Jun 1999)
  • Send urban kids to boarding school communities. (Jan 1997)
  • Voted for National Service & summer youth programs. (Sep 1995)
  • Voted against school prayer; for condom distribution. (Jul 1994)

    School Choice

  • More info on schools so parents can choose what is best. (Aug 2000)
  • Allow parents to move to better-performing public schools. (Feb 2000)
  • Vouchers gave parents a chance, but system isn’t big enough. (Feb 2000)
  • Supports experimenting, but vouchers are not the answer. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted for voucher experiments; now focus on public schools. (Jan 2000)
  • Vouchers are not the solution to schools’ problems. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted for vouchers & for school choice, including private. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Douglas Forrester on Education
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
  • Parents should be able to remove kids from failing schools. (Sep 2002)
Bob Torricelli on Education
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Torricelli 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 YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
John Adler on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Adler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Rob Andrews on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Richard Codey on Education
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
  • Lt.Gov. created after Codey led both Legislature & Executive. (Feb 2011)
Jon Corzine on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Support charter schools. (Nov 2000)
  • Universal access to preschool and higher education. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Universal right to public education, pre-school thru college. (Sep 2000)
  • Federal support & tax breaks for college tuition. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Education
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Robert Franks on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Franks 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)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
  • $6,000 voucher for elementary school; $9,000 for high school. (Feb 2011)
  • Focus on reducing fraud and duplication in Pell Grants. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports Educational Savings Accounts for college. (Sep 2006)
  • Measure the progress of every child’s education. (May 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Donald Payne on Education
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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 NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Joe Pennacchio on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marge Roukema on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Marge Roukema on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Murray Sabrin on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Education
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 36% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Robert Menendez on Education
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Reducing duplication is no solution for education problems. (Sep 2006)
  • Educational Savings Accounts are only for the wealthy. (Sep 2006)
  • Democrats pushed college tuition tax deductions. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Dick Zimmer on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
  • Local communities should run public schools. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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