Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Obama and McCain on Education
A blog at the Chicago Sun Times offers a comparison of the two candidates on educational policy issues.
Neither candidate has made education a central issue in the campaign.Beyond endorsing NCLB McCain has had little to say. Obama promises to "fix" NCLB by providing full funding and reducing the emphasis on standardized testing. He wants struggling schools to receive support rather than chastisement and threats of closure.
McCain supports vouchers while Obama does not; he favors strengthening the public school system by increasing public school choice.
Following Kathleen Kesson's post last week, SI invites comment on the evolving positions of the candidates on educational issues, as well as position statements that might inform the campaigns and the public on educational issues.