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Jack Dalrymple on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
  • K-12, equal and adequate funding for all districts. (May 2011)
  • Higher education is key to North Dakota's future. (Apr 2011)
  • Achieved long-sought goal of 70% funding from state. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Kent Conrad on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad 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 NO 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 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 $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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Heidi Heitkamp on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
  • No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education. (Apr 2012)
John Hoeven on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • $3,500 salary increase for teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Challenge Grant matching funds for university research. (Jan 2001)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Education
Republican (District 0): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • $3,500 salary increase for teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Challenge Grant matching funds for university research. (Jan 2001)
Duane Sand on Education
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Berg on Education
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Edward Schafer on Education
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Liffrig on Education
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
  • Vouchers for public, private or religious school. (Aug 2004)
Byron Dorgan on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan 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 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 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 $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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Dwight Grotberg on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Supports vouchers for private or religious schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Home-schools his seven children. (Mar 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Education
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy 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 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 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Tracy Potter on Education
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
  • Deregulate homeschooling for parents with H.S. diplomas. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on Home School Deregulation. (Apr 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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