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Sean Parnell on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Digital Teaching Initiative: video conference remote schools. (Jan 2014)
  • Put school choice to the people for a Constitutional vote. (Jan 2014)
  • Constitutionally protected Higher Ed scholarship fund. (Dec 2010)
  • Performance Scholarship: fund tuition for good H.S. grades. (Jan 2010)
Mead Treadwell on Education
Republican Lt. Governor: Click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

AK 2014: 2014 AK Senate debate


Mark Begich on Education
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Local control and accountability of Americaís schools. (Aug 2008)
  • Professional development grants for elementary principals. (Jul 2010)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
Joe Miller on Education
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Federal funding is unconstitutional. (Sep 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Education
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • Support NCLB but need room to adapt NCLB to local needs. (Oct 2004)
  • Compliance to federal education standards difficult in AK. (Aug 2004)
  • Keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Aug 2004)
  • Construct rural teacher housing. (Jun 2004)
  • Make No Child Left Behind work. (Jun 2004)
  • Require high school exit exams. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 55% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Dan Sullivan on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mead Treadwell on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Don Young on Education
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Don Young 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Education
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski 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)
Tony Knowles on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Keep alternatives to evolution out of classrooms. (Oct 2006)
  • No politics in science; no creationism in schools. (Oct 2006)
  • No Child Left Behind made our education dream a nightmare. (Oct 2004)
  • Fully fund No Child Left Behind. (Jun 2004)
  • 3 Rís of ed policy: Reform, Resources, and Responsibility. (Mar 2004)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Sarah Palin on Education
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • All "winners" creates generation of entitled little whiners. (Nov 2010)
  • Forward Funding: let districts plan based on advance budget. (Nov 2009)
  • Supports microevolution, but not that humans came from fish. (Nov 2009)
  • Supports abstinence ed plus contraception vs.explicit sex ed. (Nov 2009)
  • Believes in evolution; "My father's a science teacher". (Aug 2009)
  • 3-year plan: $1B for early learning, vo-tech, accountability. (Jan 2009)
  • We need more flexibility in No Child Left Behind. (Oct 2008)
  • Never tried to ban books in the Wasilla Library. (Sep 2008)
  • Science teacher as dad; believes in teaching evolution. (Sep 2008)
  • Teach creationism alongside evolution in schools. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools. (Aug 2008)
  • 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB. (Aug 2008)
  • School debate should focus on accountability. (Jan 2008)
  • Committed to providing strong education, including morals. (Jan 2008)
  • Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical. (Jan 2008)
  • Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education. (Jun 2007)
  • Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports $20 million needs-based aid for U. Alaska. (Nov 2006)
  • Forward-fund K-12 schools to allow better planning. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives. (Nov 2006)
  • Target early education programs to at-risk groups. (Nov 2006)
  • Alignment between parents, teachers, schools, & business. (Nov 2006)
  • Faith-based materials ok in homeschooling. (Nov 2006)
  • ABC method: back to basics, plus patriotism & ethics. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports parental choice for what is best for their children. (Nov 2006)
  • Donít push school boards on creationism but allow discussion. (Oct 2006)
  • I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution. (Oct 2006)
  • Support charters & home schools; not private school vouchers. (Oct 2006)
  • Let parents opt out of schoolbooks they find offensive. (Jul 2006)
  • Parents know best, about school spending & school age. (Jul 2006)
  • Pledge of Allegiance with ĎUnder Godí is good enough. (Jul 2006)
Jim Sykes on Education
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Fund school system through block grants. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports charters and other flexible funding options. (Jul 2002)
Frank Vondersaar on Education
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
  • No teacher-led prayer in public schools. (May 2010)
  • Parents should not choose schools via vouchers. (May 2010)
Dave Cuddy on Education
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
  • Supports home-schooling and school vouchers. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports home-schooling & state voucher systems. (Aug 2008)
Scott McAdams on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • One-size-fits-all policies have no place in rural schools. (Jul 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Education
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski 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)
Rick Sikma on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)
  • Prayer should be allowed in public schools. (May 2008)
Ted Stevens on Education
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 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)
  • Rated 36% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Vic Vickers on Education
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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