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Sam Brownback on Education
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • We still need integration, but voluntary & incentivized. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Evolution debate puts faith & science at odds unnecessarily. (Jun 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • Stare decisis would have upheld separate-but-equal. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

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Randall Batson on Education
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randall Batson on other issues.
  • Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2014)
  • Abstinence education ok, but not abstinence-only. (Nov 2010)
Jerry Moran on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Pat Roberts on Education
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Pat Roberts 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 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)
Chad Taylor on Education
Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chad Taylor on other issues.
  • School vouchers represent focus on profit over education. (May 2014)
Todd Tiahrt on Education
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt 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)
  • Abolish the federal Department of Education. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Milton Wolf on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Milton Wolf on other issues.
  • Block federal mandates such as Common Core. (Jul 2014)
  • Fight "No Bureaucrat Left Behind" for our schools. (Dec 2013)

House:


Tim Huelskamp on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Huelskamp on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Lynn Jenkins on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Jenkins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Mike Pompeo on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pompeo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Jul 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Todd Tiahrt on Education
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt 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)
  • Abolish the federal Department of Education. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Kevin Yoder on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Yoder on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Parkinson on Education
Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Parkinson on other issues.
  • World-class public school system is investment in future. (Jan 2010)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Kathleen Sebelius on Education
Democratic KS Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Sebelius on other issues.
  • Engage innovation community with early learning community. (May 2011)
  • Protect and strengthen public schools after years of neglect. (Nov 2006)
  • Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed. (Jan 2004)
  • Minimize the need for college tuition increases. (Jan 2004)
  • Review district finances and bring efficiency. (Jan 2004)
  • Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase state funding instead of local property taxes. (Oct 2002)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Greg Orman on Education
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Orman on other issues.
  • National innovation for high student achievement. (Jun 2014)
Bill Graves on Education
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Graves on other issues.
  • More funding for special education and parental services. (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)
Bob Dole on Education
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dole on other issues.
  • Voted consistently for voluntary school prayer. (Nov 2005)
  • Abolish four departments: Commerce, Energy, Education, & HUD. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Sheila Frahm on Education
Former Republican Senate Appointee (1996): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sheila Frahm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
Nancy Kassebaum on Education
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Kassebaum on other issues.
  • Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Jan Meyers on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Meyers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Joe Bellis on Education
2010 Reform Party Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Bellis on other issues.
  • No vouchers; no charters; no federal involvement. (Sep 2010)
Nancy Boyda on Education
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Boyda on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Sam Brownback on Education
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • We still need integration, but voluntary & incentivized. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Evolution debate puts faith & science at odds unnecessarily. (Jun 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • Stare decisis would have upheld separate-but-equal. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Dan Glickman on Education
Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Glickman on other issues.
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Lisa Johnston on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lisa Johnston on other issues.
  • K-12 education must be a top priority. (Aug 2010)
Lee Jones on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger (KS): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lee Jones on other issues.
  • More funding for Kansasís public schools. (Oct 2004)
Dennis Moore on Education
Democratic Representative (KS-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Moore 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 allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
Jerry Moran on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jim Ryun on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ryun 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jim Slattery on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Slattery on other issues.
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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