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Paul LePage on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

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Shenna Bellows on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Collins on Education
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins 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 YES 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)
  • 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 55% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Scott D`Amboise on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Money should follow child from kindergarten to college. (Apr 2012)
Cynthia Dill on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • More funding for schools, teachers, and Head Start. (Nov 2006)
Olympia Snowe on Education
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe 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 YES 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 NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • 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 55% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Charlie Summers on Education
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers, charters, magnet schools, standard tests. (Nov 2008)

House:


Michael Michaud on Education
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Chellie Pingree on Education
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Reform schools through increased funding. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Education
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
Matt Dunlap on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Invest in public schools and higher education. (Mar 2012)
Angus King on Education
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • More teacher development; more school construction. (Nov 1998)
  • Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed. (Nov 1998)
Angus King on Education
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • More teacher development; more school construction. (Nov 1998)
  • Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed. (Nov 1998)
Tom Allen on Education
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Fully support increased funding full Pell Grants. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Allen on Education
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Fully support increased funding full Pell Grants. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
William Cohen on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • 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)
Jim Longley on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Education
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Opposes permitting school-sponsored prayer. (Dec 2005)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Dec 2005)
  • Keep God and flag out of Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
  • Decisions by educators, not Washington bureaucrats. (Sep 2005)
Chellie Pingree on Education
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Reform schools through increased funding. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
John Baldacci on Education
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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