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Rob Astorino on Education
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Astorino on other issues.
  • Common Core has been a disaster; replace with local control. (Jul 2014)
Mike Bloomberg on Education
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Creationism boggles the mind, two centuries after Darwin. (Apr 2013)
  • Included among celebrity philanthropists who fund schools. (Feb 2011)
  • Pushed for mayoral control of city school system. (Feb 2011)
  • Liberate 1.1 million students from deadly bureaucracy. (Sep 2010)
  • All social problems are ameliorated by better education. (Sep 2010)
  • Increased school budget from $12B to $20B. (Sep 2010)
  • Ban the use of cell phones in public schools. (Sep 2010)
  • Slash bureaucracy; reward principal & teacher excellence. (Jan 2008)
  • End the shameful practice of social promotion. (Jan 2008)
  • No more tinkering at margins: cut bureaucracy; add charters. (Jun 2007)
  • Replaced school board with direct mayoral control. (May 2007)
  • No social promotion; more after-school. (May 2007)
  • Strengthened cell-phone ban in city schools. (May 2007)
  • Focus on increasing high school graduation rates. (Apr 2007)
  • Debated against eliminating social promotion. (Jan 2007)
Andrew Cuomo on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization. (Jan 2014)
  • Tie 4% funding increase to teacher evaluation system. (Jan 2013)
  • Additional SUNY Challenge Grants. (Jan 2012)
  • Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives. (Jan 2011)
  • Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance. (Jan 2011)
  • Double the charter school cap. (Nov 2010)
  • Vouchers undermine existing public schools. (Oct 2003)
  • Universal 3-K: pre-school for all 3-year-olds. (Oct 2003)
  • Mayor should be accountable for NYC schools. (Mar 2002)
Bill de Blasio on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Stop closures & develop a minimum of 100 community schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Create an early warning system before school failures. (Oct 2013)
Howie Hawkins on Education
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Guarantee a quality education to everyone. (Jun 2006)
Kathy Hochul on Education
Democratic Lt. Governor Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Partnerships between employers and educational institutions. (Mar 2012)
Zephyr Teachout on Education
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Zephyr Teachout on other issues.
  • Cuomo has completely abandoned schools. (Jul 2014)
  • The public school system has been robbed. (Jul 2014)
  • Public education is the foundation of democracy. (Jul 2014)
  • Stop looting public school system to serve wealthy interests. (Jun 2014)

Senate:


Colia Clark on Education
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Charter schools should not be funded with public dollars. (May 2012)
  • School voucher system had racist origins. (May 2012)
  • Prayer in school means pain and disrespect for some. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • More funds for NCLB and early education. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Wendy Long on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Self-interested bureaucracies corrosive on public schools. (Jun 2012)
Scott Noren on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Schumer on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Reduce college textbook costs via federal rules & deductions. (Sep 2003)
  • Urges more money for Americorps. (Jul 2003)
  • 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 YES on declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop 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 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Education
Republican (District 25): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Yvette Clarke on Education
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Chris Collins on Education
Republican (District 27): Click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Crowley on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley 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)
  • Voted NO 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Eliot Engel on Education
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Vito Fossella on Education
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella on other issues.
  • $4,500 to offset tuition at private or parochial school. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 22% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Chris Gibson on Education
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Michael Grimm on Education
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Richard Hanna on Education
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Nan Hayworth on Education
Republican (District 18): Click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Higgins on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins 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)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Kathy Hochul on Education
Democrat (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Partnerships between employers and educational institutions. (Mar 2012)
Steve Israel on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Three R’s: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Hakeem Jeffries on Education
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Peter King on Education
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • $5,000 per year in pre-tax earnings to repay student loans. (Sep 2013)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Nita Lowey on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey on other issues.
  • Co-chairs Women’s Caucus “Education and Children” Team. (Jul 2001)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Dan Maffei on Education
Democrat (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Carolyn Maloney on Education
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Jul 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Sean Maloney on Education
Democrat (District 18): Click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gregory Meeks on Education
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks 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 requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Grace Meng on Education
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Fight for funding to keep public schools open. (Nov 2012)
Jerrold Nadler on Education
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Charles Rangel on Education
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Commit resources to insure safety and comfort of schools. (Jul 2011)
  • Bring together private & public together for schools. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Tom Reed on Education
Republican (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Jose Serrano on Education
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Oct 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Louise Slaughter on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter 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 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)
  • 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Paul Tonko on Education
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Ed Towns on Education
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns 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)
  • 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 giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
Nydia Velazquez on Education
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Education
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Fund charter schools as independent non-profit entities. (Jun 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)
David Paterson on Education
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Paterson on other issues.
  • SAY YES program: public-private partnerships for college. (Jan 2009)
George Maragos on Education
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Maragos on other issues.
  • Competition among states with freedom to innovate. (Jan 2012)
Bob Turner on Education
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Ackerman on Education
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman 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)
  • 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 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 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Maurice Hinchey on Education
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Chris Lee on Education
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Carolyn McCarthy on Education
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Three R’s: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Bill Owens on Education
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Increased funding for higher education. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Bob Turner on Education
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rudy Giuliani on Education
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Favored privatization of failing public schools. (Jun 2012)
  • FactCheck: No, Hispanic K-12 test scores are rising. (Dec 2007)
  • NYC public school system dysfunctional & should be blown up. (Oct 2007)
  • Lobbied to cut state aid to NYC schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports Ten commandments & prayer in schools. (May 2007)
  • Attended Catholic high school in Brooklyn. (Jan 2007)
  • Cut city funding for offensive art at Brooklyn Museum. (Oct 2002)
  • Schools should focus on educating kids, not protecting jobs. (Oct 2002)
  • Open schools on weekends for remedial catch-up. (Jan 2001)
  • Sell Board of Ed HQ to shrink it. (Mar 2000)
  • Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests. (Jan 2000)
  • Reading projects offer tutoring & improve test score. (Dec 1999)
  • $50M for more art teachers & art programs. (Dec 1999)
  • Replace Board of Ed with appointed commissioner. (Apr 1999)
  • Opposes prayer in school. (Apr 1989)

    School Choice

  • Let parents be the deciders on their children’s education. (Dec 2007)
  • All parents want more control & choice over kids’ schooling. (Dec 2007)
  • Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice. (Dec 2007)
  • Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports vouchers and supports using the word vouchers. (Oct 2002)
  • Privatize failing schools. (Jan 2000)
  • Charter Schools create competition. (Jan 2000)
  • Voucher program for New York City. (Jan 2000)
  • Experiment in NYC with school vouchers. (Apr 1999)
Carl McCall on Education
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
  • Eight is Not Enough: more good school access. (Sep 2002)
  • Supports LearnSTAT for standardized testing. (Sep 2002)
  • Support troubled schools to help them succeed. (Sep 2002)
Eliot Spitzer on Education
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
  • Increase investment in education with transparent funding. (Jan 2007)
  • Public schools are struggling. (Nov 2006)
Anthony Weiner on Education
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
  • Provide all parents school choice, not just the rich. (Dec 2003)
Ed Cox on Education
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • Schools are bogged down in bureaucracies. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Education
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • 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)
Harold Ford on Education
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Education needs equivalent of Interstate highway system. (Oct 2006)
  • Keep words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Daniel Frisa on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rudy Giuliani on Education
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Favored privatization of failing public schools. (Jun 2012)
  • FactCheck: No, Hispanic K-12 test scores are rising. (Dec 2007)
  • NYC public school system dysfunctional & should be blown up. (Oct 2007)
  • Lobbied to cut state aid to NYC schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports Ten commandments & prayer in schools. (May 2007)
  • Attended Catholic high school in Brooklyn. (Jan 2007)
  • Cut city funding for offensive art at Brooklyn Museum. (Oct 2002)
  • Schools should focus on educating kids, not protecting jobs. (Oct 2002)
  • Open schools on weekends for remedial catch-up. (Jan 2001)
  • Sell Board of Ed HQ to shrink it. (Mar 2000)
  • Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests. (Jan 2000)
  • Reading projects offer tutoring & improve test score. (Dec 1999)
  • $50M for more art teachers & art programs. (Dec 1999)
  • Replace Board of Ed with appointed commissioner. (Apr 1999)
  • Opposes prayer in school. (Apr 1989)

    School Choice

  • Let parents be the deciders on their children’s education. (Dec 2007)
  • All parents want more control & choice over kids’ schooling. (Dec 2007)
  • Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice. (Dec 2007)
  • Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports vouchers and supports using the word vouchers. (Oct 2002)
  • Privatize failing schools. (Jan 2000)
  • Charter Schools create competition. (Jan 2000)
  • Voucher program for New York City. (Jan 2000)
  • Experiment in NYC with school vouchers. (Apr 1999)
Abe Hirschfeld on Education
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
  • Revitalize the present education system. (May 2004)
Sue Kelly on Education
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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 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 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
John LaFalce on Education
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
David McReynolds on Education
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • More funding for public schools. (May 2000)
  • More tax incentives & more affirmative action for college. (May 2000)
  • No religious groups on public school property. (May 2000)
  • No public funding of private schools. (Jan 2000)
Howard Mills on Education
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
  • Continue charter schools and other challenges to status quo. (Aug 2004)
Susan Molinari on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susan Molinari 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)
Pat Moynihan on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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)
Major Owens on Education
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Bill Paxon on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Gerald Solomon on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Michael Arcuri on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri 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)
Gary Bernsten on Education
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Education
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert 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 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)
  • 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 45% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Education
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 73 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • OpEd: Common Core recycled from Clintons in 1980s and 1990s. (Jun 2013)
  • OpEd: Common Core recycled from Clintons in 1980s and 1990s. (Jun 2013)
  • Parents are a child’s first teachers. (Jan 2008)
  • Get more teachers into hard-to-serve areas. (Nov 2007)
  • Hillary emphasized education reform without political agenda. (Oct 2007)
  • We have not yet reached consensus on education reform. (Sep 2007)
  • 1986: HIPPY program empowers parents as kids' first teach. (Sep 2007)
  • Universal pre-kindergarten; and make family the best school. (Aug 2007)
  • Working families cannot participate in school between 9 & 3. (Jul 2007)
  • It takes a village; American village has failed our children. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish right to education from pre-school thru college. (Jun 2007)
  • Early education affects things from IQ to lifelong earnings. (Dec 2006)
  • 2001: Proposed and passed National Teacher Corps. (Dec 2006)
  • Teacher testing only for new teachers. (Oct 2000)
  • Testing only new teachers respects professionalism. (Oct 2000)
  • Hold kids to high standards, starting at home. (Jul 1999)
  • Teachers need more peer consulting & more recognition. (Jul 1999)
  • Social promotion cheats our children. (Jul 1999)
  • More after-school; smaller classes. (Jul 1999)
  • Read to young kids 20-30 minutes daily. (Jul 1999)
  • Entire school staff should focus on school safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Metal detectors at school are not much of an intrusion. (Jun 1999)
  • Arts education is needed in our schools. (Sep 1998)
  • Give kids after-school activities to prevent gangs. (Apr 1998)
  • Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction. (Sep 1996)
  • Character education: teach empathy & self-discipline. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports Goals 2000: hardly the stuff of revolution. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports structured inner-city schools, with uniforms. (May 1996)
  • 1960s: Taught reading in poor Boston neighborhoods. (Aug 1993)

    Arkansas Ed Reform

  • AR Ed Reform taught that there is a place for testing. (Sep 2007)
  • Sent Chelsea to public schools in Arkansas, but not DC. (Jul 2007)
  • 1983: Teacher testing as part of AR education reform. (Jun 2007)
  • 1983: AR reforms fixed unconstitutional school financing. (Jun 2004)
  • AR Reform plan pushed mandatory teacher testing. (Nov 2003)
  • Arkansas education: improvement against great odds. (Oct 2000)
  • Pushed teacher testing in Arkansas. (Dec 1999)
  • AR ed reform: mandate kindergarten, no social promotion. (Dec 1999)
  • 1983: Challenged low education expectations. (Aug 1999)
  • 1993: Public accepted First Lady as education reformer. (Aug 1999)
  • Long journey for reform, not isolated initiatives. (Jun 1994)
  • HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters. (Aug 1993)
  • Passing illiterate students is educational fraud. (Sep 1983)

    Education Funding

  • End predatory student college loan rates over 20%. (Apr 2008)
  • Fully fund special education & 21st century classrooms. (Dec 2007)
  • Incentive pay for school wide performance. (Aug 2007)
  • Transfer tax cuts from rich & corporations to student aid. (Jun 2006)
  • Reforms: teacher corps; more federal funding; modernize. (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes merit pay for individual teachers. (Apr 2000)
  • Supports merit pay for entire schools. (Apr 2000)
  • Scholarships for teachers who go to urban schools. (Mar 2000)
  • Increase resources to meet increased standards. (Mar 2000)
  • Address teacher shortage with salary increases. (Jul 1999)

    School Choice

  • Total change in No Child Left Behind. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports public school choice; but not private nor parochial. (Oct 2006)
  • More teachers, smaller classes, no vouchers. (Oct 2000)
  • Vouchers would take money from public schools. (Oct 2000)
  • Vouchers drain money from public schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Vouchers will not improve our public schools. (Jul 1999)
  • Let’s build up our schools-not tear them down. (Jul 1999)
  • Charter schools provide choice within public system. (Jul 1999)
  • Charters meet needs of failing public school students. (Aug 1998)
  • Vouchers siphon off much-needed resources. (Aug 1998)
  • Parents can choose, but support public schools. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports public school choice and charter schools. (Sep 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools. (Jul 1999)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Joe DioGuardi on Education
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • Rethink our funding formulas for schools. (Jul 2010)
Michael Forbes on Education
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Benjamin Gilman on Education
Republican (District 20): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
Felix Grucci on Education
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
John Hall on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hall 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)
Howie Hawkins on Education
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Guarantee a quality education to everyone. (Jun 2006)
Amo Houghton on Education
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton 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 YES 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)
  • 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 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Caroline Kennedy on Education
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Kuhl on Education
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl on other issues.
  • 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)
Rick Lazio on Education
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • More teachers, smaller classes, no Washington decisions. (Oct 2000)
  • Teacher testing for new teachers and current teachers. (Oct 2000)
  • Arkansas education: high spending, disastrous performance. (Oct 2000)
  • Testing only new teachers is trap by teachers’ unions. (Oct 2000)
  • Immoral to force kids to stay in bad schools. (Oct 2000)
  • Buffalo teacher’s strike illegal; get back to classrooms. (Sep 2000)
  • $97 Billion Education Plan. (Sep 2000)
  • Provide opportunity for education for all children. (May 2000)
  • Supports easier certification & mentoring new teachers. (May 2000)
  • Instill standards via local control over spending. (Aug 1999)
  • Ed-Flex gives school spending flexibility. (Aug 1999)
  • Teacher testing; merit pay; block grants for teachers. (Jul 1998)

    School Choice

  • Vouchers help the poor escape failing schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Vouchers for private school tuition. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports limited vouchers & charter schools. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
Eric Massa on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
  • No taxpayer money to private schools via vouchers. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
KT McFarland on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McMahon on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Michael McNulty on Education
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Scott Murphy on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Marilyn O`Grady on Education
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanine Pirro on Education
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Education
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn 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 YES 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)
  • 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 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Thomas Reynolds on Education
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
John Spencer on Education
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • Favors school choice, vouchers, and charter schools. (Dec 2005)
  • Pledge of Allegiance is sacred; all students must recite it. (Sep 2005)
John Sweeney on Education
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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 YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jay Townsend on Education
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • Force public schools to compete with private schools. (Sep 2010)
Jim Walsh on Education
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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)
  • 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 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • More funds for NCLB and early education. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
John McHugh on Education
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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 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 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 50% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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