Josh Mandel On Education

Mandel Voted Against Over $660 Million In K-12 Education Funding. In 2010, Josh Mandel was one of only 18 legislators in both the House and the Senate (out of 129 legislators) to vote against House Bill 462, the capital re-appropriations bill. The bill included $668,512,112 for primary and secondary education. [H.B. 462, 3/16/10]

Mandel Voted Against Over $680 Million In Higher Education Funding. In 2010, Josh Mandel was one of only 18 legislators in both the House and the Senate (out of 129 legislators) to vote against House Bill 462, the capital re-appropriations bill. The bill included $681,859,327 for higher education. [H.B. 462, 3/16/10]

Mandel Claimed “Problem We Have In This Country In Education” Is “Teachers’ Unions Have Such A Stranglehold On Education.” In a speech at a Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes meeting in 2009, Mandel said, “The problem we have in this country in education, among others, is that the teachers’ unions have such a stranglehold on education that it’s very difficult to ensure that those tax dollars that people pay follow their children wherever those children are being educated.” [Speech, COAST General Membership Meeting, Cincinnati, 4/1/09]