The McCain campaign and its supporters continue to cherry-pick a quote and take it out of context.


Sen. John McCain has some ideas for pre-K that are sure to generate broad support in Congress ... because lawmakers have already passed them as part of the most recent reauthorization of the Head Start.


Both candidates touted their plans to bolster community service.


The New York Times finds that McCain's ad "distorts Obama's policy." The Washington Post declares that his ad is "dishonest, deceptive."


Yesterday, I called the Obama ad attacking McCain's record on education "misleading."


Sen. John McCain has not let Sen. Barack Obama's attack ad on education go unanswered. And he's hit back hard. (I've pasted the video below.) The commercial slams Obama for not making a "significant mark" on education, for being "elusive" on accountability, and defending the "public school monopoly." And then there's the kicker: The ad says Obama's one accomplishment is "legislation to teach comprehensive sex education to kindergartners" before they learn to read. The ad, in effect, singles out a vote Obama cast a member of an Illinois state legislative committee, which approved a bill that would allow schools to ...


John McCain and Sarah Palin were originally scheduled to hold a rally at in Fairfax High School in northern Virginia. tomorrow. But they canceled - not because some folks raised questions about whether the building should be used for a political event while school while school in session - but because the school's gym is too small, apparently. It holds about 6,500 people, according to the Associated Press. A nice side benefit: In switching locations, the campaign is side-stepping what looked like a potentially sticky squabble over whether the school can hold a political rally during academic hours at ...


While Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has only recently vaulted to the national stage, she's been on the radar screen for awhile here at Education Week, which covers the education angle of legislative sessions, governors' State of the State addresses, and any other big policy developments in the state capitals. In fact, EdWeek's "Capitol Recap" of Alaska's 2008 legislative session, an eight-paragraph account written by our Alaska beat reporter, Sean Cavanagh, is now being invoked by Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign in defense of charges that Palin cut special education while in office. Last night, the Arizona senator's campaign press office ...


Roy Romer and Marc Lampkin must have been high-fiving over their breakfast cereal. Or whatever it is that the leaders of ED in '08 do to celebrate a prominent place for education in the presidential campaign. Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois released the first (in my memory) TV ad on education of the general election. So it's becoming an issue, sorta! Finally! The ad is mostly an attack on Sen. John McCain's record on education issues. It doesn't go into detail on Obama's own proposals for schools. You can check out the ad on Obama's Web site here. ...


Sen. Barack Obama will walk straight into the lion's den when he uses a campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio, this morning to pitch a plan to double federal funding for charter schools. There's perhaps no other state where the teachers' union (part of Obama's base) has so vehemently opposed these public schools, which operate free from many of the regulations that govern traditional public schools. UPDATE: The Teacher Beat blog details a somewhat surprising reaction to Obama's charter school proposal from the NEA. Meanwhile, the Democrats for Education Reform, which touts charter schools as a school reform tool, are cheering ...


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