Thursday, May 29, 2008

Obama on Education

Education has been a popular riff here on policythought, with good reason. Education one of the most important domestic policy issues facing America long-term. In America today one third of all teenagers drop out of high school. The candidates have lobbed this football back and forth, with little substance. Well in a refreshing change of pace, Senator Obama talks education policy yesterday in Thorton, CO. Take the time to watch his speech, I think it gives a clear window into a change on education.

In the interest of equal time, I was able to find this, far briefer statement from John McCain. It was an interview given to the Des Moines Register, way back during the Iowa Caucuses. If anyone has any links to a newer education policy statement by McCain, please let me know and I'll put it up.

1 comment:

Marc V said...

How can McCain have an educational policy? When he went to school they only taught three subjects. Readin', Writin', and Rithmatic. I believe they were all given a wooden board of a textbook with their alphabet on it back in those days.