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Sen. McCain on Education: Hello? Is Anyone Home?

My colleague, David Hoff, devotes a fair amount of space in Education Week to unearthing as much as he can about Sen. John McCain's views on education.

It's becoming a more difficult task since the campaign office of the Republican frontrunner won't return phone calls.

Not to Hoff.

Not to me.

Not to The Arizona Republic, which wanted to know his specific views on the No Child Left Behind Act.

So, I think this quote from Hoff's story says it all:

“I don’t think he has a strong track record of putting education at the top of his priorities,” said Frank Davidson, the superintendent of the 8,000-student Casa Grande Elementary School District in Casa Grande, Ariz.

While Hoff's story notes that a federal hands-off approach may be appealing to some education advocates, it would still be nice if Sen. McCain would offer some more detailed insight into his views on NCLB. Like it or not, if elected, Sen. McCain would have to deal with the law.

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