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Maggie Hassan on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Maggie Hassan on other issues.
  • $4 million more for scholarships; $35M for state colleges. (Feb 2013)
  • Open new charter schools, & add to existing charter schools. (Feb 2013)
  • Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

NH 2014: 2014 NH Senate debate


Kelly Ayotte on Education
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kelly Ayotte on other issues.
  • Support school choice, charter schools, and home schooling. (Aug 2010)
Scott Brown on Education
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Brown on other issues.
  • Transparency on teacher effectiveness and school funding. (Nov 2011)
  • Curriculum set by local school boards more than nationally. (Nov 2011)
  • Opposed federal school breakfast supplement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools. (May 2003)
  • Vouchers for public, private, or religious schools. (Nov 2002)
Andy Martin on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Andy Martin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Rubens on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Rubens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanne Shaheen on Education
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen on other issues.
  • Must resolve permanent school funding this year. (Jan 2001)
  • Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids. (Jan 2001)
  • Goals 2000: Maintain national standards. (Nov 1996)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
  • Professional development grants for elementary principals. (Jul 2010)
Karen Testerman on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Karen Testerman on other issues.
  • Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education. (Dec 2013)
  • Stop the "common core" federal education standards. (Nov 2013)

House:


Annie Kuster on Education
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Annie Kuster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carol Shea-Porter on Education
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carol Shea-Porter on other issues.
  • Vouchers fool us into abandoning our public school system. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Lynch on Education
Democratic NH Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Lynch on other issues.
  • The state should provide kids with kindergarten. (Jan 2011)
  • Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education. (Nov 2006)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Jeanne Shaheen on Education
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen on other issues.
  • Must resolve permanent school funding this year. (Jan 2001)
  • Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids. (Jan 2001)
  • Goals 2000: Maintain national standards. (Nov 1996)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
  • Professional development grants for elementary principals. (Jul 2010)
Charlie Bass on Education
Republican Representative (NH-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Bass on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • 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 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Craig Benson on Education
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Craig Benson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Fernald on Education
Former Democratic Governor (until 1996): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Fernald on other issues.
  • Vouchers create unfair competition for public schools. (Sep 2002)
  • Charter schools ok, with public rules & non-religious. (Sep 2002)
Burt Cohen on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Burt Cohen on other issues.
  • Federal government should fund No Child Left Behind. (May 2004)
  • Enforce financial support for No Child Left Behind. (Jan 2004)
  • Take effective steps by enforcing school accountability. (Dec 2001)
Doris Haddock on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doris Haddock on other issues.
  • More federal money is needed for public schools. (Oct 2004)
  • Bring resources for NH schools instead of to the rich. (Jun 2004)
Bill Zeliff on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Zeliff on other issues.
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Tom Alciere on Education
2010 GOP challenger (lost primary); formerly State Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Alciere on other issues.
  • No teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Mar 2010)
  • Parents should choose schools without government at all. (Mar 2010)
Jim Bender on Education
2010 Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Bender on other issues.
  • Increase school choice through vouchers and home-schooling. (Aug 2010)
Ken Blevens on Education
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Ken Blevens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeb Bradley on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bradley 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)
Judd Gregg on Education
Republican Sr Senator (NH): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Judd Gregg on other issues.
  • No Child Left Behind requires states to set standards. (Oct 2004)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Paul Hodes on Education
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • More funding for teachers & school infrastructure. (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)
Paul Hodes on Education
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • More funding for teachers & school infrastructure. (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)
John Sununu on Education
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • Supports private-school vouchers & charter schools. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
John Sununu on Education
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • Supports private-school vouchers & charter schools. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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