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Dennis Daugaard on Education
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • School Sentinels: let schools arm volunteer defenders. (Mar 2013)
  • Spending does not guarantee student achievement. (Sep 2011)
  • Schools should be run by local school boards. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal 100 student minimum for state aid to districts. (Jan 2011)

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SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Education
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Provide a quality education for our children. (Nov 2006)
  • Internet sales tax to raise education funding. (Oct 2002)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
John Thune on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted 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)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Rick Weiland on Education
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Kristi Noem on Education
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Education
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Provide a quality education for our children. (Nov 2006)
  • Internet sales tax to raise education funding. (Oct 2002)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Tim Johnson on Education
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • No school prayer amendment. (Jan 1996)
  • 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 education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • 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)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Firmly opposed to Bush’s voucher proposal. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Larry Pressler on Education
Independent Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • 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)
Bill Janklow on Education
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Daschle on Education
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Bush has not upheld NCLB deal with schools. (Jan 2004)
  • Our children deserve affordable college. (Jan 2004)
  • 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 requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Education
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
  • Invest in early development; enhance public education. (Mar 2010)
  • Increase teacher pay and student spending annually. (Feb 2007)
Joel Dykstra on Education
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Update education delivery with competition & accountability. (Apr 2008)
  • Support voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted for abstinence-only sex education. (Feb 2006)
Stephanie Herseth on Education
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Improve education through No Child Left Behind Act. (Jun 2002)
  • 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)
Bill Janklow on Education
Republican (District AL): Click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sam Kephart on Education
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Education
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted 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)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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