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Charters and Choice

How can we give students options when their public schools are failing them?

Overview

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College Access

College: Can't afford not to go, can't afford to go...

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The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

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No Child Left Behind

What exactly is NCLB and how is it effecting our education system?

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Pros and Cons

What's Next?

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Early Childhood Education

How do we ensure that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten?

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In Focus: Head Start

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Teachers

Why are we struggling to recruit and retain teachers? What reforms do the candidates propose to solve the teacher shortage and improve their working conditions?

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School-to-Work

With a struggling economy, should lawmakers place further emphasis on federally-funded school-to-work programs? Moreover, do they work?

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What Do the Candidates Say About STW Programs?

Unfortunately, the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 expired in 2001.  However, there are still plenty of schools with school-to-work programs or vocational schools that still focus on preparing students for the workforce.  Although the Act may have expired, candidates still see the importance and the need to readily prepare Americans for the workforce. 

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Barack Obama

 

Support Job Creation: Barack Obama believes we need to double federal funding for basic research and make the research and development tax credit permanent to help create high-paying, secure jobs. Obama will also make long-term investments in education, training, and workforce development so that Americans can leverage our strengths - our ingenuity and entrepreneurialism - to create new high-wage jobs and prosper in a world economy.
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/economy/

“In this country - of all countries - no child's destiny should be determined before he takes his first step. No little girl's future should be confined to the neighborhood she was born into. Our government cannot guarantee success and happiness in life, but what we can do as a nation is to ensure that every American who wants to work is prepared to work, able to find a job, and able to stay out of poverty. What we can do is make our neighborhoods whole again. What we can do is retire the phrase "working poor" in our time. That's what we can do, because that's who we are.”
http://www.barackobama.com/2007/07/18/remarks_of_senator_barack_obam_19.php

   
   
 

John McCain

 
 

John McCain Will Reform Training Programs To Provide Quick Assistance To Workers Seeking New Skills. Workers will have access to a flexible training account that permits them to pay for training at a community college and use leftover funds to keep their health insurance.
http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/4dbd2cc7-890e-47f1-882f-b8fc4cfecc78.htm

 
   
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