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Charters and Choice

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

Overview

Candidate Perspectives

College Access

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

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Candidate Perspectives

 

The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

Overview

Candidate Perspectives

No Child Left Behind

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

Overview

Pros and Cons

What's Next?

Candidate Perspectives

Early Childhood Education

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

Overview

In Focus: Head Start

Candidate Perspectives

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?

Overview

Candidate Perspectives

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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Candidate Perspectives

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What Do the Candidates Say About Teachers?

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The teacher shortage is widely recognized as a pressing issue. All three candidates support reforms to help attract quality teachers to high-need areas and keep them in the classroom. Some popular topics of debate include: incentives (how will the government draw quality teachers to the schools which need them most?  How will teachers be increasingly rewarded for their hard work?), and support systems (how can schools use the expertise of master teachers to support new ones?). Also, as the candidates seek to reform No Child Left Behind, they must also consider the role that teachers will play in maintaining national and state standards for performance.

 

 

Sound Bites from Barak Obama

 
 

Selected quotes.

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Sound Bites from John McCain

 
 

Selected Quotes.

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