RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) -- Barack Obama is pledging to double funding for charter schools and to pay teachers based on performance.
In a speech to educators in Ohio today, Obama also vowed to replace teachers who aren't up to the job. His speech embraces education proposals normally more popular with Republican candidates.
The Democratic candidate also proposes a new 500-million-dollar matching fund for classroom technology.
In his remarks today, Obama called for an end to partisan bickering over education. He also accused Republican rival John McCain of failing to do anything to improve public education during nearly 30 years in Washington.
Today's event is the first in two days Obama is spending on education policy.
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