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Mary Fallin on Education
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mary Fallin on other issues.
  • Give option of escaping failing schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Oppose Question 744: no $850M mandated spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Keep activist judges from banning school prayer. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

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Tom Coburn on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Coburn on other issues.
  • The lottery proposal to fund education undermines virtue. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
James Inhofe on Education
Republican Sr Senator (OK): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for James Inhofe on other issues.
  • 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 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Matt Silverstein on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Silverstein on other issues.
  • Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards. (Nov 2013)

House:


Jim Bridenstine on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bridenstine on other issues.
  • No federal standards; local control & spending. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Tom Cole on Education
Republican Representative (OK-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cole 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
James Lankford on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Lankford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Jul 2013)
Frank Dean Lucas on Education
Republican Representative (OK-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Frank Dean Lucas 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 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Markwayne Mullin on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Markwayne Mullin on other issues.
  • Parents should decide education, not Washington. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
John Sullivan on Education
Republican Representative (OK-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Sullivan 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 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brad Henry on Education
Democratic OK Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brad Henry on other issues.
  • Don't siphon resources from our classrooms. (Feb 2010)
  • Build the best possible public schools & universities. (Nov 2006)
  • New lottery to fund education reform. (Jul 2002)
  • Raise teacher pay. (Jul 2002)
  • Increase resources for public schools. (Sep 2002)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Dan Boren on Education
Democratic Representative (OK-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dan Boren 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 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)
Frank Keating on Education
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Keating on other issues.
  • More funding for schools and colleges. (Feb 2001)
  • Supported largest teacher pay raise in state history. (Feb 2001)
  • $80M in block grants to schools. (Feb 2001)
Steve Largent on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Largent on other issues.
  • No lottery to fund education. (Sep 2002)
  • Spend wiser in schools; spending system is failing. (Sep 2002)
  • Increase teacher pay to average or Okla. will lose teachers. (Sep 2002)
  • 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 a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Brad Carson on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brad Carson on other issues.
  • Support the lottery proposal to fund education. (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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Don Nickles on Education
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Don Nickles on other issues.
  • 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 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
David Walters on Education
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OK): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Walters on other issues.
  • Educate children to protect the environment. (Sep 2002)
  • Improve schools with standards and accountability. (Sep 2002)
  • Increase resources for public schools. (Sep 2002)
Brad Carson on Education
Democrat (Retired) (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brad Carson on other issues.
  • Support the lottery proposal to fund education. (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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Coburn on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Coburn on other issues.
  • The lottery proposal to fund education undermines virtue. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mary Fallin on Education
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mary Fallin on other issues.
  • Give option of escaping failing schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Oppose Question 744: no $850M mandated spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Keep activist judges from banning school prayer. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Ernest Istook on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ernest Istook on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Steve Largent on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Largent on other issues.
  • No lottery to fund education. (Sep 2002)
  • Spend wiser in schools; spending system is failing. (Sep 2002)
  • Increase teacher pay to average or Okla. will lose teachers. (Sep 2002)
  • 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 a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mark Myles on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Myles on other issues.
  • Public education must not depend upon zip code. (Aug 2010)
  • Our country was built on the notion of public education. (Jul 2010)
Andrew Rice on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Rice on other issues.
  • Shift emphasis away from punishing underperforming school. (Jul 2008)
Wes Watkins on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Wes Watkins 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 a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
J.C. Watts on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for J.C. Watts 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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