McCain's education plan
Republican presidential candidate John McCain offered his education plan today, and it was heavy on performance pay, vouchers and virtual schools. He also talked a lot about education when he addressed the NAACP this morning.
Here's some of what he had to say:
"Democrats in Congress, including my opponent, oppose the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. In remarks to the American Federation of Teachers last weekend, Senator Obama dismissed public support for private school vouchers for low-income Americans as, 'tired rhetoric about vouchers and school choice.' All of that went over well with the teachers union, but where does it leave families and their children who are stuck in failing schools?"
- Ron Matus, state education reporter