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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Tom Corbett on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
  • We have moved beyond the age of the blackboard. (Feb 2013)
  • $6.4 million dollars for Pre-K Counts and the Head Start. (Feb 2013)
  • Enable kids in bad schools to attend private schools. (Oct 2011)
  • Families trapped in failing schools: make funding portable. (Mar 2011)
Michael Nutter on Education
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
  • Public & private schools collaborate for student success. (Nov 2011)
  • Vigilant innovativion to improve our educational system. (Nov 2011)
  • Found federal dollars to improve education in Philly. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Fight for more funding for public education. (Feb 2006)
  • Intelligent Design in religion class, not science class. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports teaching “abstinence plus” in schools. (Oct 2005)
  • Posting Ten Commandments in government buildings ok. (Apr 2005)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Professional development grants for elementary principals. (Jul 2010)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Tom Smith on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
  • Get rid of the Department of Education. (Jan 2012)
Pat Toomey on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)

House:


Lou Barletta on Education
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Robert Brady on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Matt Cartwright on Education
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
  • Public education is the ladder to escape poverty. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Mark Critz on Education
Republican (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Charles Dent on Education
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Dent 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)
Mike Doyle on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle 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 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)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Chaka Fattah on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah 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)
  • 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)
Jim Gerlach on Education
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach 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 NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Mike Kelly on Education
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Tom Marino on Education
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Marino on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Tim Murphy on Education
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy 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 NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Scott Perry on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Pitts on Education
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts on other issues.
  • Dollars to the Classroom bill: send 95 cents of every dollar. (Sep 2010)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Keith Rothfus on Education
Republican (District 12): Click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allyson Schwartz on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Bill Shuster on Education
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster 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)
  • Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Glenn Thompson on Education
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Glenn Thompson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Education
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Resources to public schools to invest in proven initiatives. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase funding for education. (Mar 2003)
  • Reduce reliance on local property tax by more state funding. (Oct 2002)
Sam Rohrer on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
  • Tax credit for scholarships to private and public school. (Apr 2012)
  • Educational decisions should be local, not by bureaucrats. (Apr 2012)
Marc Scaringi on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Welch on Education
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
  • Competition instead of centralization of education policy. (Mar 2012)
Jason Altmire on Education
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Strongly supports stregthening our public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • More funds for school infrastructure & college loans. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Education
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Tim Holden on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden 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)
  • Rated 83% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Education
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
  • Supports national standards and National Service. (Nov 1994)
Todd Platts on Education
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts 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 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 50% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Tom Ridge on Education
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • More standards, and make them clear. (Jan 2000)
  • Teacher-led voluntary prayer is OK. (Jul 1998)
  • State-wide student testing; teacher re-certification. (Jul 1998)
  • More charters; push for school choice. (Jan 2000)
  • Vouchers for private & religious schools. (Jul 1998)
Mark Schweiker on Education
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clinger on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
John Featherman on Education
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Featherman on other issues.
  • Tax credits for students at non-public schools. (Jan 2006)
  • Intelligent Design has no place in public schools. (Jan 2006)
Jon Fox on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Jim Greenwood on Education
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood 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)
  • 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)
Joseph Hoeffel on Education
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted to increase funding for No Child Left Behind 4 times. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Joseph Hoeffel on Education
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted to increase funding for No Child Left Behind 4 times. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Martin on Education
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Separate school and state. (Oct 2006)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (Oct 2006)
  • Vouchers will make better public schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Oct 2000)
Joe McDade on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Chuck Pennacchio on Education
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
  • Vouchers undermine public education, don’t help most people. (Nov 2005)
  • Schools should focus on children, not standardized tests. (Oct 2005)
Bud Shuster on Education
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bud Shuster 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)
Betsy Summers on Education
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Federal government out of education. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Education
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Walker 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)
Robert Borski on Education
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Borski 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)
Chris Carney on Education
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Invest in our educational infrastructure. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
William Coyne on Education
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Coyne 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)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
  • Increase our investment in both primary and higher education. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Phil English on Education
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Phil English 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 NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • 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)
George Gekas on Education
Republican (District 17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bill Goodling on Education
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Goodling 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)
Melissa Hart on Education
Republican (District 4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart 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)
  • 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)
  • Tax deductions for private scholarships to public schools. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)
Paul Kanjorski on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Ron Klink on Education
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ron Klink 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)
Tom Martin on Education
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Separate school and state. (Oct 2006)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (Oct 2006)
  • Vouchers will make better public schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Oct 2000)
Frank Mascara on Education
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Mascara 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)
Paul McHale on Education
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul McHale 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)
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Education
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy on other issues.
  • Unfunded mandates drain our public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
John Murtha on Education
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
John Peterson on Education
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson 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)
  • 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)
Carl Romanelli on Education
Green Challenger: Click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Sandals on Education
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Education
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • 2006: college for all; 2012: college for all is snobbish. (Feb 2012)
  • I should not have voted for No Child Left Behind. (Jan 2012)
  • Our education system doesn't serve the customer. (Sep 2011)
  • 2001: Keep Department of Education; 2012: it's unnecessary. (Jun 2011)
  • One-time $500 contribution to every low-income child. (Apr 2006)
  • Rich people already have school choice; give it to the poor. (Apr 2006)
  • 1990s: School uniforms happen to be a good idea. (Apr 2006)
  • Family, religion, and schools: most fundamental institutions. (Apr 2006)
  • Comprehensive sex ed has no impact on pregnancy or STD rates. (Apr 2006)
  • Home-schooled six children with wife Karen. (Apr 2006)
  • Multiculturalism insists we teach about comic books. (Apr 2006)
  • Expose kids to legitimate debate of evolution & creationism. (Mar 2005)
  • Teach about disagreements in biological evolution theories. (Jun 2001)
  • Kids are trapped without choice in the public schools. (Jun 2001)
  • More teachers & more funding just means more of the same. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Joe Sestak on Education
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Improve our nation's schools and make college accessible. (Dec 2009)
  • Invest more in our public schools, and demand more. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Opposes less federal or more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Joe Sestak on Education
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Improve our nation's schools and make college accessible. (Dec 2009)
  • Invest more in our public schools, and demand more. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Opposes less federal or more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Don Sherwood on Education
Republican (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Don Sherwood 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)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Arlen Specter on Education
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter 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 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 YES 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 school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • 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)
  • 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 36% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Pat Toomey on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey 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)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Curt Weldon on Education
Republican (District 7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon 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 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Education
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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