School Choice and the Presidential Campaign

Posted on September 9, 2008 In Blog

Questions surround Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s stance on school vouchers. The National Education Association announced last month it has launched a $50-million campaign to see that Barack Obama moves into the Oval Office in January. Interestingly, according to an article on, the NEA is praising Republican presidential nominee John McCain for choosing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate.

Obama education speech in Ohio. Transcript.
“At this — at this defining moment in our history, America faces few more urgent challenges than preparing our children to compete in a global economy. The decisions our leaders make about education in the coming years will shape our future for generations to come. They will help determine not only whether our children have the chance to fulfill their God-given potential or whether our workers have the chance to build a better life for their families, but whether we as a nation will remain in the 21st century the kind of global economic leader that we were in the 20th century.”