Obama Unveils $18 Billion Education Plan

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama says his education plan would fix mistakes made by some of his Democratic rivals when they approved the president's "No Child Left Behind" effort.

Obama's 18 billion-dollar plan would encourage universal pre-kindergarten programs, expand teacher mentoring programs and reward teachers with increased pay not tied to standardized test scores.

The Illinois senator, campaigning in New Hampshire today, said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Senator John Edwards passed on a chance to fully fund No Child Left Behind.

Obama says the two rivals haven't done enough to protect students.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 11639566