Educators critique candidates’ debate remarks
by Colleen Flaherty/SlideRocket presentation by Johntel Greene
After this week’s presidential debate, Education Votes spoke with educators to gauge their reaction to the candidates’ discussion of the issues.
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While the debate was concerning foreign policy, both candidates discussed education. Mitt Romney confessed his “love” for teachers and pushed for the end of teachers’ unions. He also touted his tenure as governor of Massachusetts.
President Barack Obama expanded on his support for public education and criticized Romney for his proposal to slash the education budget and not make schools a priority.
“President Obama fully understands that education is vital to economic growth and global competition. That’s why he has made education a top priority since taking office,” said Tracey Pratt of Massachusetts.
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