Monday, July 23, 2007

CNN YouTube Debate Tonight

In South Carolina tonight, the Democratic candidates for president will respond to questions posted by citizens on YouTube and according to CNN's special about the debate on Sunday, many of those questions were about education. (The transcript for the show is not yet available).
For instance, Diana Vickers of New Orleans asked about performance pay for teachers. One question highlighted on the CNN show was one by a college student about college cost. A controversial question for Barack Obama pointedly asks him about his own drug use in college and whether people convicted of using drugs should be denied financial aid.
According to this story in Education Week, a group of South Carolina honor students taped questions about education, including the candidates' education policies.

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