Friday, August 1, 2008

McCain Hits Obama on Education

Over at EdWeek's Campaign K-12, check out Alyson Klein's post on John McCain's endorsement today of the Education Equality Project, touted by some big-name superintendents like New York City's Joel Klein and Washington D.C.'s Michelle Rhee. McCain criticizes Obama for not signing on in support, and for sending his kids to private school while at the same time opposing vouchers that could afford low-income families the same opportunity.

His speech is already drawing some negative reaction from expected people, like the AFT's Randi Weingarten. However, Klein and Al Sharpton, both Democrats, issued a statement in support of McCain's move, which you can read here.

1 comment:

suzzane donald said...

I am a teacher of 7th grade world history. I have been married for the last 4 years, and I am the proud father of a two year old boy named Isaiah. My step daughter is a straight 'A' high school student. I typically find that people of faith more actively participate in their community. Senator Obama’s clear-cut honesty is refreshing. His willingness to bridge the gap that divides this country, to work with Republicans is exactly what we need. "Actions speak louder than words" and Barack Obama allows his actions to speak for him.