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Mike Pence on Education
Republican Representative (IN-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pence 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

IN 2012: 2012 Indiana Senate Debates


Daniel Coats on Education
Republican Jr Senator (IN): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Coats on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Joe Donnelly on Education
Senate Challenger; Democratic Represenative (IN-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Donnelly on other issues.
  • Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
Richard Lugar on Education
Republican Sr Senator (IN): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Richard Lugar 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 YES 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 NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Richard Mourdock on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Mourdock on other issues.
  • Transfer federal education role to state & local level. (Oct 2012)
  • Education decisions best made at local level. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports student-led prayer in public schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Vouchers in DC; local control elsewhere. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)

House:


Larry Bucshon on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Bucshon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Andre Carson on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andre Carson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
Luke Messer on Education
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Luke Messer on other issues.
  • Education decisions are best made by families at local level. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
Todd Rokita on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Todd Rokita on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Marlin Stutzman on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marlin Stutzman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Peter Visclosky on Education
Democratic Representative (IN-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Peter Visclosky 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 YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 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 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jackie Walorski on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jackie Walorski on other issues.
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
Todd Young on Education
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Todd Young on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mitch Daniels on Education
Republican IN Governor: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mitch Daniels on other issues.
  • End cruel, defeatist practice of passing kids who can't read. (Jan 2012)
  • Public schools' failure fault of NEA & AFT unions. (Sep 2011)
  • NEA not entirely motivated by what's best for children. (Sep 2011)
  • Pro school choice; pro charter schools; pro voucher. (Sep 2011)
  • Pay students to leave high school early. (Sep 2011)
  • Parents choose best public school, traditional or charter. (Feb 2011)
  • Pay teachers, and award tenure, based on effectiveness. (Jan 2011)
  • Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools. (Jan 2010)
  • Support vouchers for public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Use lottery revenue for free college tuition for two years. (Nov 2008)
  • Voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Proud of long-standing commitment to our public schools. (Nov 2006)
Susan Brooks on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Brooks on other issues.
  • Local control, transparency, and parental choice. (Nov 2012)
Dan Burton on Education
Republican Representative (IN-5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Dan Burton 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)
  • Rated 20% 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)
Joe Donnelly on Education
Senate Challenger; Democratic Represenative (IN-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Donnelly on other issues.
  • Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
Mike Pence on Education
Republican Representative (IN-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pence 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
Joseph Kernan on Education
Former Democratic Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Joseph Kernan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank O'Bannon on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank O'Bannon on other issues.
  • Standards worked for math & English; apply to other subjects. (Jan 2001)
  • $50 million for flexible school readiness program. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Julia Carson on Education
Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) (District 10): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Julia Carson 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)
  • 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)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Lee Hamilton on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lee Hamilton on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Baron Hill on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Baron Hill on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
John Hostettler on Education
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Hostettler 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
John Myers on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Myers 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)
Marvin Scott on Education
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Marvin Scott on other issues.
  • Supports school choice & education savings accounts. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow vouchers for public or private schools. (Jul 2004)
  • Advocate for local control of schools. (May 2004)
  • Federal government should take a small role in education. (May 2004)
  • Students in failing schools can transfer to charters. (May 2004)
  • Will support stronger local control of schools. (May 2004)
Evan Bayh on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (IN): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Evan Bayh on other issues.
  • Undecided on School Prayer Amendment. (Jan 1998)
  • 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 YES on declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Firmly opposed to Bushs voucher proposal. (Jan 2001)
  • Three Rs: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Richard Behney on Education
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Behney on other issues.
  • Teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Apr 2010)
  • Parents choose schools via vouchers. (Apr 2010)
Steve Buyer on Education
Republican Representative (IN-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Steve Buyer on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Chris Chocola on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Chocola 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Brad Ellsworth on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Ellsworth 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)
Brad Ellsworth on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Ellsworth 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)
John Hostettler on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Hostettler 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Andrew Jacobs on Education
Democrat (retired 1996) (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Jacobs on other issues.
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Brian Kerns on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Brian Kerns on other issues.
  • Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
David McIntosh on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David McIntosh on other issues.
  • 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)
Steve Osborn on Education
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Osborn on other issues.
  • Vouchers ok for public, private, and religious schools. (Aug 2006)
Ed Pease on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pease on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Tim Roemer on Education
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Roemer 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Three Rs: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
Mike Sodrel on Education
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Sodrel 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)
Mark Souder on Education
Republican Representative (IN-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mark Souder on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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