Public Education Counts

NPR's Anthony Brooks reports that education is going to play a pivotal role in this year's presidential election. Many polls have shown improving education to be a top priority among American voters. And both George W. Bush and Al Gore have developed plans to address that challenge. But surprisingly, even though the candidates differ on such issues as school vouchers and how much the federal government should spend to improve schools, they agree that Washington can play an important role in improving public education at all levels.

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