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Jay Nixon on Education
Missouri Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jay Nixon on other issues.
  • Increase education funding by $150 million. (Jan 2013)
  • A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler. (Jan 2013)
  • We need federal dollars for our schools. (Apr 2011)
  • Re-invest in our public school system. (Nov 2008)

Senate:

MO 2012: 2012 Missouri Senate Debates


Todd Akin on Education
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin on other issues.
  • Federal government should be out of the student loan market. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Roy Blunt on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
John Brunner on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Claire McCaskill on Education
Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Claire McCaskill on other issues.
  • Restore College Tuition Tax Credit as middle class tax break. (Jun 2006)
  • Expand pre-school and Head Start. (May 2006)
  • Expand Pell Grants and HOPE Scholarships. (May 2006)
  • Scholarships to fill science & math slots in public schools. (May 2006)
  • Education dollars wasted on bureaucracy. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Sarah Steelman on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Steelman on other issues.
  • More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly. (Apr 2012)
  • Federal bureaucracy leaves less time for teaching. (Jul 2011)

House:


Russ Carnahan on Education
Democratic Representative (MO-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Russ Carnahan 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
William Lacy Clay on Education
Democratic Representative (MO-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for William Lacy Clay 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 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Emmanuel Cleaver on Education
Democratic Representative (MO-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Emmanuel Cleaver on other issues.
  • Adequately fund educational measures in Congress. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Samuel Graves on Education
Republican Representative (MO-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Samuel Graves 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 36% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Vicky Hartzler on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vicky Hartzler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Billy Long on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Billy Long on other issues.
  • Supports voluntary prayer in schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
Blaine Luetkemeyer on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Blaine Luetkemeyer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Mar 2013)
Jason Smith on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for Jason Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ann Wagner on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for Ann Wagner on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Matt Blunt on Education
Republican MO Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Blunt on other issues.
  • Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports private investment in public schools. (Nov 1998)
Todd Akin on Education
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin on other issues.
  • Federal government should be out of the student loan market. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jo Ann Emerson on Education
Republican Representative (MO-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Emerson 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Bob Holden on Education
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Holden on other issues.
  • More resources for student and teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Cash incentive for National Board Certification for teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Provide parents with school accountability report cards. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
John Ashcroft on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Ashcroft on other issues.
  • For Ed-Flex; against national testing. (Nov 2000)
  • Send “direct checks” to local school districts. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • 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)
Jean Carnahan on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jean Carnahan on other issues.
  • 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)
Mel Carnahan on Education
Governor & 2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (MO)-Deceased 2000: Click here for Mel Carnahan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Emerson on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Emerson 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)
Nancy Farmer on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Farmer on other issues.
  • No Child left Behind is a broken promise. (Apr 2004)
  • Supports charter schools and privately-run schools. (Jul 1996)
Dick Gephardt on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dick Gephardt on other issues.
  • Republicans don’t want to fund special education. (Dec 2003)
  • Vouchers take needed funds away from public schools. (Nov 2003)
  • Join Teacher Corps and we’ll pay your college loans. (May 2003)
  • Make first $10,000 of college tax deductible. (Jan 2002)
  • Mobilize against national security crisis in our schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Education agenda to improve public schools for 21st century. (Oct 2000)
  • Address school violence via character ed & counselors. (Oct 2000)
  • More teachers, more classrooms, more federal funding. (Jul 1999)
  • More federal help for college; outraged at rising costs. (Jul 1999)
  • Longer school day and longer school year. (Jul 1999)
  • Opposes vouchers on equity & civic grounds. (Jul 1999)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 67% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Mel Hancock on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mel Hancock 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)
Karen McCarthy on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Karen McCarthy on other issues.
  • 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)
Roy Blunt on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Kit Bond on Education
Republican Sr Senator (MO): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Kit Bond 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Robin Carnahan on Education
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robin Carnahan on other issues.
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Bill Clay Sr. on Education
Democrat (retired 2000) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Clay Sr. on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Pat Danner on Education
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Danner 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)
Kenny Hulshof on Education
Republican Representative (MO-9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Hulshof on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Mike Parker on Education
Republican (retired 1998) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Parker on other issues.
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Ike Skelton on Education
Democratic Representative (MO-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ike Skelton 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jim Talent on Education
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • Return local control to Missouri's public schools. (Sep 2002)
  • 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 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 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Jim Talent on Education
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • Return local control to Missouri's public schools. (Sep 2002)
  • 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 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 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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