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John Kitzhaber on Education
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Governor's Cool Schools project is funded by teachers union. (Nov 2011)
  • Welcomes waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. (Sep 2011)
  • Public education is the cornerstone of democracy. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)

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Jason Conger on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
  • Increase educational options available to choose from. (Oct 2013)
  • Voted NO on in-state tuition for non-resident aliens. (Feb 2013)
Jeff Merkley on Education
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • History making efforts that improved education in Oregon. (Jun 2008)
  • Completely overhaul No Child Left Behind. (Jun 2008)
  • Fully fund public schools. (Jun 2008)
  • Head Start Programs must be fully funded. (Jun 2008)
  • Increase the size and number of Pell Grants available. (Jun 2008)
  • Create a broad-based college tuition tax break. (Jun 2008)
  • Let parents get involved in their childís education. (Jun 2008)
  • Fully fund Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Jun 2008)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Ron Wyden on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

House:


Earl Blumenauer on Education
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
Suzanne Bonamici on Education
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
  • Public education rebuilds our communities and our economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Peter Defazio on Education
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio 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)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Mar 2013)
Kurt Schrader on Education
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kurt Schrader on other issues.
  • Good schools are backbone of a strong community. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Greg Walden on Education
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Education
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
  • Unified pre-K through 20 system. (Nov 2006)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
David Wu on Education
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for David Wu 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Bill Bradbury on Education
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
  • Increase funding--don't drain to private schools. (Oct 2002)
Bruce Broussard on Education
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
  • Take full advantage of No Child Left Behind Program. (Aug 2004)
Wes Cooley on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Hatfield on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Al King on Education
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al King on other issues.
  • Eliminate the federal Department of Education. (Aug 2004)
  • Vouchers & charter schools for free-market competition. (May 2004)
Bob Packwood on Education
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Dave Brownlow on Education
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • Opposes vouchers because government would regulate them. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
  • Education is local, but the federal government can help. (Jun 2008)
Elizabeth Furse on Education
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Furse 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)
Darlene Hooley on Education
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley 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 NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Jim Huffman on Education
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • Support D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. (Jun 2010)
  • Freedom will only survive through constant vigilance. (May 2010)
Steve Novick on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
  • Donít pull the rug out from under our public schools. (Apr 2008)
Gordon Harold Smith on Education
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • Increased critical funding for Head Start. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • 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 57% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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