We can all probably agree that our current president has done little to improve public education in this country. If anything he has made things worse. On my tours of San Francisco schools, teachers and principals blasted Bush's No Child Left Behind legislation. Many believe the law, requiring schools to be more accountable by showing yearly progress, has spurred too much testing, narrowed curriculum, deprived children of chances to be creative, and the list goes on and on.
This year we have the opportunity to leave behind the troubled past when we vote in a new president. And on February 5, we have the opportunity to partake in the primary elections. The candidates have many ideas on how to improve education. Which presidential candidate do you think would do the most for our country's schools? Please share.
Not sure about your favorite candidate's eduation platform?
Here are a few places where you can do some research:
The Education Writers Association's coverage of the presidential election and candidates' stands on education
Candidate positions on education compiled by reporter Ledyard King
Ed in 08
A campaign launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to make education improvement a priority in the 2008 presidential campaign
Finally, please take time to vote in the poll on the right—and to vote on election day.