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OH 2012: 2012 Ohio Senate Debates


Sherrod Brown on Education
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 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)
  • Sponsored bill $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Josh Mandel on Education
Republican Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Josh Mandel on other issues.
  • Allow parents to choose their children's schools. (Apr 2012)
  • Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Rob Portman on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman 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 YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

House:


Joyce Beatty on Education
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joyce Beatty on other issues.
  • Help put quality teachers in the classroom. (Nov 2012)
  • Adequately fund Ohio public schools. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Apr 2013)
John Boccieri on Education
Democratic challenger (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Boccieri on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
John Boehner on Education
Republican Representative (OH-8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Boehner on other issues.
  • 2002: Pushed through No Child Left Behind with Ted Kennedy. (Nov 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Steve Chabot on Education
Republican Representative (OH-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Steve Chabot on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Marcia Fudge on Education
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marcia Fudge 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 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Bob Gibbs on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Gibbs on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Bill Johnson on Education
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
Jim Jordan on Education
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jordan 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 NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Dave Joyce on Education
Republican (District 14): Click here for Dave Joyce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marcy Kaptur on Education
Democratic Representative (OH-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Marcy Kaptur 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)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Steven LaTourette on Education
Republican Representative (OH-14): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Steven LaTourette on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 $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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 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)
  • Rated 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
Bob Latta on Education
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Latta on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Jim Renacci on Education
Republican (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Tim Ryan on Education
Democratic Representative (OH-17): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Steve Stivers on Education
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stivers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
Betty Sutton on Education
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Betty Sutton 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)
Pat Tiberi on Education
Republican Representative (OH-12): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Pat Tiberi 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 9% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Mike Turner on Education
Republican Representative (OH-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Turner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Brad Wenstrup on Education
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Wenstrup on other issues.
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Kasich on Education
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Daughters attend a Christian school. (Jun 2010)
  • Bible stories are historical facts. (Jun 2010)
  • Did earth come about on its own? Evidence says No. (Jun 2010)
  • Our broken public school system is beyond fixing. (May 2006)
  • Competition is what's missing from public school monopoly. (May 2006)
  • Not enough money for public schools? Aw, give me a break!. (May 2006)
  • Send 95% of federal funds to classrooms. (May 1999)
  • Redirect AmeriCorps funds to college and mentoring. (May 1999)
  • Teach character in public school classrooms. (May 1999)
  • More after-school programs with federal plus local funding. (May 1999)

    School Choice

  • Empower local people instead of bureaucrats. (May 1999)
  • Create competition in public schools. (May 1999)
  • Tax money for entrepreneurial private schools. (Apr 1999)
  • 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)
Ted Strickland on Education
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • State Contribution to Local Schools will reach 54 percent. (Mar 2007)
  • Zero tuition increase in ‘08; Less than 3% increase in ‘09. (Mar 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)
  • 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)
Bob Taft on Education
Republican OH Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Taft on other issues.
  • Implement system of standards, assessments & accountability. (Jan 2001)
  • Ohio’s success depends on keeping education as #1 priority. (Jan 2001)
  • Called for 20,000 reading tutors; program is succeeding. (Jan 2001)
Kevin Coughlin on Education
Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Kevin Coughlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Pryce on Education
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Pryce on other issues.
  • Federal funding for K-12 school vouchers. (Nov 2010)
Steve Austria on Education
Republican (Retiring 2012) (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Austria on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Dennis Kucinich on Education
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • Cut the Pentagon budget 15% for tuition-free college. (Oct 2007)
  • End No Child Left Behind; end testing as be-all & end-all. (Sep 2007)
  • Free education from pre-kindergarten to college. (Sep 2007)
  • Fund universal pre-K with 15% cut in Pentagon budget. (Aug 2007)
  • Teach sex ed in schools; including AIDS prevention. (Aug 2007)
  • Sent kids to public school; apply that to all kids. (Jul 2007)
  • Stop funding war, start funding education; 15% DoD reduction. (Jun 2007)
  • Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal opportunity. (Jun 2007)
  • Quality education is a core American right. (Nov 2006)
  • Vouchers divert public money away from public schools. (Jan 2004)
  • Stop making us a nation of test-takers: free education. (Jan 2004)
  • Establish universal pre-kindergarten programs. (Aug 2003)
  • Keep public education separate from private education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 90% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
Jean Schmidt on Education
Republican Representative (OH-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jean Schmidt 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 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)
Frank Cremeans on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Frank Cremeans on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike DeWine on Education
Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • 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 YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Eric Fingerhut on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Eric Fingerhut on other issues.
  • Invest in the human capital of education. (Jul 2004)
  • Encourage the entrepreneurial spirit at school. (May 2004)
  • Teach abstinence; require exit exams in high schools. (Nov 2002)
  • Better teacher pay; expanded early education. (Nov 2002)
Paul Gillmor on Education
Republican (Deceased 2007) (District 5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gillmor 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)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
John Glenn on Education
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Glenn on other issues.
  • 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)
Tony Hall on Education
Democrat (until 2002) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tony Hall 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)
Martin Hoke on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Martin Hoke 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)
Jennifer Brunner on Education
2010 Dem. Senate Challenger; currently Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jennifer Brunner on other issues.
  • Mainstream public education for kids with disabilities. (Dec 2009)
Eric Deaton on Education
2010 Constitution Party challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Deaton on other issues.
  • Teacher-led prayer in schools with voluntary participation. (Mar 2010)
  • Parents choose schools via vouchers. (Mar 2010)
Steven Driehaus on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Driehaus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Lee Fisher on Education
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lee Fisher on other issues.
  • Where you grow up should not determine where you end up. (Dec 2009)
  • Encourage charters & corporate investment. (Nov 1998)
  • Opposes less federal or more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Paul Hackett on Education
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Hackett on other issues.
  • Not politicians’ job to tell us how to worship God. (Oct 2005)
Dave Hobson on Education
Republican Representative (OH-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Dave Hobson 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Education
Democratic Representative (OH-11): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Tubbs Jones 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 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 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
John Kasich on Education
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Daughters attend a Christian school. (Jun 2010)
  • Bible stories are historical facts. (Jun 2010)
  • Did earth come about on its own? Evidence says No. (Jun 2010)
  • Our broken public school system is beyond fixing. (May 2006)
  • Competition is what's missing from public school monopoly. (May 2006)
  • Not enough money for public schools? Aw, give me a break!. (May 2006)
  • Send 95% of federal funds to classrooms. (May 1999)
  • Redirect AmeriCorps funds to college and mentoring. (May 1999)
  • Teach character in public school classrooms. (May 1999)
  • More after-school programs with federal plus local funding. (May 1999)

    School Choice

  • Empower local people instead of bureaucrats. (May 1999)
  • Create competition in public schools. (May 1999)
  • Tax money for entrepreneurial private schools. (Apr 1999)
  • 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)
Mary Jo Kilroy on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Jo Kilroy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Michael Oxley on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Michael Oxley 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)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Ralph Regula on Education
Republican Representative (OH-16): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Regula 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Sawyer on Education
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sawyer 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)
Zack Space on Education
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zack Space 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)
Louis Stokes on Education
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 21): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Louis Stokes 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)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Jim Traficant on Education
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Traficant 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 YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
George Voinovich on Education
Republican Sr Senator (OH): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for George Voinovich 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 declaring memorial prayers and religious symbols OK at schools. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Charlie Wilson on Education
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Wilson on other issues.
  • More funding for teachers. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Sherrod Brown on Education
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 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)
  • Sponsored bill $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Bob Ney on Education
Republican Representative (OH-18): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bob Ney 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)
  • Rated 42% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Rob Portman on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman 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 YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Deborah Pryce on Education
Republican Representative (OH-15): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Deborah Pryce 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 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)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Ted Strickland on Education
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • State Contribution to Local Schools will reach 54 percent. (Mar 2007)
  • Zero tuition increase in ‘08; Less than 3% increase in ‘09. (Mar 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)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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