ERIC Number: EJ786375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-20
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McCain Emphasizes School Choice, Accountability, but Lacks Specifics
Hoff, David J.
Education Week, v27 n24 p1, 22-23 Feb 2008
Buried deep within the campaign Web site of Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican explains the principles that define his K-12 agenda: choice, accountability, and teacher quality. But his 25-year congressional record and statements in his current campaign do give a glimpse of what Senator McCain--better known for his views on defense and federal spending--might try to accomplish in education as president. For much of the past decade, he has sponsored bills to underwrite private school choice, including the 2004 passage of a voucher program for students in the District of Columbia. He has supported efforts to boost federal funding for special education programs. In 2001, he voted for the No Child Left Behind Act and has voiced his support for it during his presidential campaign.
Descriptors: Political Candidates, School Choice, Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001