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Neil Abercrombie on Education
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Improving public education is one of my top priorities. (Jul 2014)
  • 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 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Duke Aiona on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Duke Aiona on other issues.
  • Substitute teacher in Hawai'i's public schools. (May 2014)
  • Yes to charters; no to national standards. (Nov 2010)
David Ige on Education
Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Ige on other issues.
  • Quality public education necessary for a strong economy. (Aug 2014)
  • Implement early education through DOE, not private schools. (Aug 2014)
  • Improving public education is one of my top priorities. (Jul 2014)
  • Too many decisions made by state instead of locally. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes vouchers, but supports charters. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

HI 2014: 2014 HI Senate debate


Daniel Akaka on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (HI): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Akaka 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 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 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
Colleen Hanabusa on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Mazie Hirono on Education
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Life long learning, P through L. (Nov 2006)
  • Encourage more character education in schools. (Sep 2002)
  • 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
Daniel Inouye on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (HI): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Inouye 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 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 requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Linda Lingle on Education
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • I support PBS, but Big Bird is not essential to America. (Oct 2012)
  • More federal funding for education will help public schools. (Apr 2012)
  • Science & math standards in public/charter/private schools. (Mar 2012)
  • No vouchers; more funding, more charters. (Oct 2002)
Eddie Pirkowski on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Pirkowski on other issues.
  • Strongly support vouchers at state level. (Jun 2012)
  • Support prayer choice in schools. (Jun 2012)
Brian Schatz on Education
Democratic Jr Senator Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Schatz on other issues.
  • Reform NCLB: more funding and redefine "success". (Oct 2007)

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Charles Djou on Education
Republican Governor challenger (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Djou on other issues.
  • Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy. (Dec 2013)
  • Empower parental involvement; reduce bureaucracies. (Nov 2010)
Tulsi Gabbard on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Linda Lingle on Education
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • I support PBS, but Big Bird is not essential to America. (Oct 2012)
  • More federal funding for education will help public schools. (Apr 2012)
  • Science & math standards in public/charter/private schools. (Mar 2012)
  • No vouchers; more funding, more charters. (Oct 2002)
Cam Cavasso on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cam Cavasso on other issues.
  • Remove the monopoly of public education. (Jul 2010)
Colleen Hanabusa on Education
Democrat (Senate run 2014) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Mazie Hirono on Education
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Life long learning, P through L. (Nov 2006)
  • Encourage more character education in schools. (Sep 2002)
  • 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
Ben Cayetano on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Cayetano on other issues.
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Ed Case on Education
Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Neil Abercrombie on Education
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Improving public education is one of my top priorities. (Jul 2014)
  • 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 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Ed Case on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Patsy Mink on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Patsy Mink 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Cynthia Thielen on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Thielen on other issues.
  • Limited opportunities for college dropout vs. college grad. (Oct 2006)
  • Quality public education is an essential service. (Oct 2006)
  • Support NCLB to make fundamental changes in schooling. (Oct 2006)
  • Ensure an excellent, free education to all children. (Oct 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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