Dems hit McCain on education

Dems hit McCain on education

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 10, 2008, titled Dems hit McCain on education. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

RIVERSIDE, Ohio - Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday charged rival Sen. John McCain with "three decades of indifference on education" as the Illinois Democrat sought to sharpen distinctions with the Republican ticket ...

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dan

Tampa, FL

#1 Sep 10, 2008
From what I understand, the schools in Obama's district is some of the worse in the state. I have looked at the top 50 school's in the state, and although there are many from Chicago, not a single one from Obama's district is among them.

Obama blames it on a failure of the No Child Left Behind...but actually as a result of NCLB...minority children in Chicago have risen significantly when compared nationally.

Bush's plan has done considerably more for the education of children in his district then anything Obama has done. So McCain's ad is pretty accurate. Even the part about Obama supporting a bill that undermines parental responsibilities.

Chicago teachers are some of the highest paid in the nation, yet have some of the shortest school hours. Increase the hours and spend more time teaching basics rather then passing bills replacing the duties of parents and you would be surprised as to the results.
mavsreader

Crowley, TX

#2 Sep 10, 2008
"Barrack thinks this on education, what a simpleton. Hee. Hee. McCain--well, we don't know what he thinks except he's for choice and vouchers."

Isn't it much easier to put the ball back in Barrack's court rather than ask ANYTHING of the McCain camp?

Not even if we should do vouchers, HOW do we finance the vouchers? Let me guess McCain's answer: "We'll give you a voucher and lower taxes.*Poof* it's done."

Press giddy with no follow up questions, "Thanks Senator McCain."

We like politicians that care about public school kids in Scranton and in San Francisco!
Mark in Burlington VT

Brunswick, ME

#3 Sep 10, 2008
McCain is now playing pure politics with Down Syndrome. See the latest on Senate Bill 1810 at http://www.onemillionstrong.us/showDiary.do... .

Where were he and the other GOP Senators when this bill came up in July? Blocking a vote, that's where.
fahayek

Quinton, VA

#4 Sep 10, 2008
What does the federal government have to do with education anyway? I don't get it. Anything the federal government touches becomes politicized. Why not leave it up to the states and local communities?

Politicians are lame. All they do is pander for your vote and pretend they can make everything better when actually they make things worse. Don't believe the hype people. There will zero change regardless of who is in office.

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