For education redesign efforts to succeed, they will have to be championed by Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, former speaker of the U.S. House says.
The teachers' union has about 40 delegates at the Republican National Convention this year.
The document calls for merit pay and school choice but is vague on the future of NCLB.
In an interview, the U.S. secretary of education discusses the campaign, No Child Left Behind, and Hurricane Gustav.
The ad calls for rigorous national standards, performance pay for teachers, and more learning time and support for students.
The fact that the Republican convention was being scaled back was slowly sinking in with the delegates gathering here.
That's what happened to a national charter schools group that co-sponsored a forum focused in part on education.
The union praises John McCain's running mate for her commitment to public education but calls attention to her lack of experience.
The Alaska Republican is also known for juggling her duties as chief executive with those of a parent.
Democratic nominee calls for the creation of a “new army of teachers” who would be paid higher salaries.