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Earl Ray Tomblin on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • All children should read by the end of the 3rd grade. (Feb 2013)
  • One-time $800 enhancement now; teacher raise later. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Shelley Moore Capito on Education
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Joe Manchin III on Education
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • More accountability & more audits in the education system. (Oct 2012)
  • Keep public education infrastructure strong. (Oct 2012)
  • $540 million in ongoing school construction. (Jan 2010)
  • Increased teacher pay. (Nov 2008)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Pat McGeehan on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Vouchers to send children to any school. (Nov 2012)
John Raese on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Competition is what's good for education. (Oct 2012)
  • Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools. (Oct 2012)
  • Vouchers ok for public, private, & religious schools. (Aug 2006)
  • Vouchers let all families choose like wealthy families. (May 2006)
  • Break education monopoly; competition will improve schools. (May 2006)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Natalie Tennant on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Address numerous small reforms, not huge sweeping measures. (Apr 2011)
  • Public moneys should go to public schools, not charters. (Apr 2011)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Education
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
David McKinley on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Improve quality by spending directly in the classrooms. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Alan Mollohan on Education
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 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)
  • 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)
Nick Rahall on Education
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Education
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • More accountability & more audits in the education system. (Oct 2012)
  • Keep public education infrastructure strong. (Oct 2012)
  • $540 million in ongoing school construction. (Jan 2010)
  • Increased teacher pay. (Nov 2008)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
John Rockefeller on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • 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 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)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Cecil Underwood on Education
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Education
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • First priority: PROMISE College Scholarship Program. (Feb 2001)
  • Raise teacher salaries by $1,000; plus $2,500 in incentives. (Feb 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)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Education
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
  • Supports result-oriented education programs. (Jan 2006)
Rick Snuffer on Education
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
  • Taxes should go to schools, not bureaucrats. (Jan 2006)
Jay Wolfe on Education
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Educational choice for public, private and home schools. (Jun 2008)
Robert Byrd on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd 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 YES 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)
Carte Goodwin on Education
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Return education back into the hands of professionals. (Feb 2006)
  • Majority wants to see prayer return to our schools. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • First priority: PROMISE College Scholarship Program. (Feb 2001)
  • Raise teacher salaries by $1,000; plus $2,500 in incentives. (Feb 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)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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