Tulsi Gabbard:

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Tulsi Gabbard embraces and supports charter schools. She opposes vouchers. We have no information about where she stands regarding high-stakes testing.


Direct Campaign Contributions:  

Tulsi for Hawai’i did not receive contributions from prominent education reform donors.


PACs making independent expenditures on behalf of Tulsi Gabbard did not receive significant contributions from prominent education reformers.


Gabbard introduced a bill to reauthorize the Native Hawaiian Education Act. Gabbard said the “most significant” change to her bill was that it allowed “grants to go directly to charter schools.”


Gabbard voted for H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act. The bill authorizes the federal Charter Schools Program.



Gabbard voted against the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization (SOAR) Act, the federal voucher program for Washington, D.C..

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Tulsi Gabbard congratulated state Sen. Jill Toduka when she was awarded the national “Champion for Charters” award by The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Photo: Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Tokuda discuss Tokuda’s award. (Courtesy of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard)