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Scott Walker on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports charter schools and choice, not one-size-fits-all. (Sep 2010)

Senate:

WI 2012: 2012 Wisconsin Senate Debates


Tammy Baldwin on Education
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • 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)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (May 2013)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Ron Johnson on Education
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ron Johnson on other issues.
  • One-size-fits-all approach doesn't fit Wisconsin. (Jun 2010)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Herbert Kohl on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (WI): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Herbert Kohl 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 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 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)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
John Schiess on Education
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Schiess on other issues.
  • Only Muslims can pray at school now. (Jul 2011)
  • Vouchers for public, private or religious schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports moment of silence in public schools. (Nov 2008)

House:


Sean Duffy on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sean Duffy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Ron Kind on Education
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Gwen Moore on Education
Democratic Representative (WI-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gwen Moore 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Tom Petri on Education
Republican Representative (WI-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Petri 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)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (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)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Mark Pocan on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pocan on other issues.
  • More funding for public schools and teachers. (Nov 2006)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Mar 2013)
Reid Ribble on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Reid Ribble on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Paul Ryan on Education
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • No Child Left Behind spends more money, but without results. (Aug 2012)
  • Stop pushing God from the public realm & public schools. (Aug 2012)
  • A-PLUS: Local decisions, not one-size-fits-all mandates. (Aug 2012)
  • Student loan increases just translate into increased tuition. (Apr 2012)
  • 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)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
James Sensenbrenner on Education
Republican Representative (WI-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Sensenbrenner 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)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jim Doyle on Education
Democratic WI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Doyle on other issues.
  • Vetoed plan to cut $400 million from public schools. (Oct 2006)
Steve Kagen on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen 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)
Ron Kind on Education
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Mark Neumann on Education
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • School funding & mandates from states, not Feds. (Aug 2012)
  • Education decisions best made at local level. (Jun 2012)
  • 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)
Tommy Thompson on Education
Republican Challenger; previously HHS Secretary: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tommy Thompson on other issues.
  • School funding & mandates from states, not Feds. (Aug 2012)
  • Letís eradicate illiteracy in Wisconsin. (Jan 2001)
  • Choice and local accountability are keys to good schools. (Jan 2001)
  • End Social Promotion; establish standards instead. (Dec 2000)
  • Teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 1998)
  • New ideas to improve schools conflict with teachers unions. (Sep 1996)
  • School choice for religious schools in low-income areas. (Sep 1996)
  • School choice is a philosophy that parents know best. (Sep 1996)
  • School-to-work: community-based youth apprenticeships. (Sep 1996)

    School Choice

  • Use Milwaukee charters & private choice as model for US. (Jan 2001)
  • Created the nationís first private school choice program. (Dec 2000)
  • Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools. (Dec 2000)
  • Instituted statewide Charter School system. (Dec 2000)
  • School choice has made a difference for low-income families. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports school prayer. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Baldwin on Education
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • 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)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (May 2013)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Tom Barrett on Education
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Barrett 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 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)
Scott McCallum on Education
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Scott McCallum on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Thompson on Education
Libertarian Challenger 2000: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Thompson on other issues.
  • Increase standards and decreasing state regulation. (Jun 2002)
  • Expand charter schools and private school choice. (Jun 2002)
Russ Darrow on Education
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Russ Darrow on other issues.
  • Expand school choice statewide and nationally. (Apr 2004)
Steve Gunderson on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Gunderson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Jerry Kleczka on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Kleczka on other issues.
  • 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)
Scott Klug on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Klug on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Tim Michels on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Michels on other issues.
  • Empower parents, not bureaucrats. (Sep 2004)
Mark Neumann on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • School funding & mandates from states, not Feds. (Aug 2012)
  • Education decisions best made at local level. (Jun 2012)
  • 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)
Toby Roth on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Toby Roth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Russell Feingold on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (WI): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Russell Feingold 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 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)
  • Opposes voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes less federal or more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Mark Green on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Green 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)
  • 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)
Steve Kagen on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen 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)
Robert Lorge on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Lorge on other issues.
  • Teach family values in public schools. (Aug 2006)
  • Tuition Tax Credits repaid from lifetime earnings. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports $11B for education improvement. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports school vouchers in poor performing schools. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports school prayer but opposes Thought Police. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports education tax credits. (Feb 2006)
David Obey on Education
Democratic Representative (WI-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for David Obey 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)
  • 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 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 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
David Redick on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Redick on other issues.
  • School prayer inappropriately inserts unshared religion. (Mar 2006)
  • Vouchers are a step in the right direction. (Mar 2006)
  • Make all schools private nonprofits. (Feb 2006)
  • Phase-out property taxes as a source of school revenue. (Feb 2006)
Rae Vogeler on Education
Green Challenger: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rae Vogeler on other issues.
  • Prayer does not belong in public schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers or charters. (Oct 2006)
  • Increase teacher and staff pay. (Oct 2006)
  • Expand access to tuition-free post-secondary education. (Oct 2006)
  • Equalize school funding between districts. (Oct 2006)
  • Repeal the ďNo Child Left Behind ActĒ. (Oct 2006)
  • Get the military and corporations out of our schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Fund life-long adult education. (Oct 2006)
  • Stop disinvesting in education. (Jan 2006)
  • School vouchers and charters transfer money out. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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