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All right -- -- politics now folks governor met Ronnie calling for better education.
At the NAACP.
Convention and he spoke at Houston.
Today black children are 17%.
Of students nationwide.
But they are 42%.
Of the students at our worst performing schools candidates can't have it both ways.
Talking up education reform.
Well indulge in the same groups that are blocking reform.
So Casey Stegall is live in Houston at the Annapolis peace conference of -- Wouldn't folks stand there on education reform in this this -- Well whether there really talking about leveling the playing field here good morning to you and really we're talking about K through twelve.
Public education we need to point that out because -- you know higher red and colleges.
Really a whole different ball of wax the President Obama.
Would like to hit a number of things expand title one funding.
School systems areas with large numbers of students from low income families and minority leaders say that cash should be used.
To turn underperforming schools around.
Instead of driving kids away.
We did these non militant students.
Out of this bears who.
Put them what we -- when we give them an education.
So you hit an out and put a whole year.
And you leave -- Honda in the same condition.
-- -- -- And this is really something that resonates with African American voters when you consider.
Of black students in this country com.
From -- home's living below the poverty level and vice president Joseph Biden is set to address the crowds here at the NAACP convention in just about an hour.
Martha we expect education to be hit on since Romney talked about it yesterday as well hey you know it's a huge issue.
And there are -- a couple of different approaches to this and some people feel that throwing more money at the problem has not.
Historically been a solution -- -- charter schools have been very successful and that.
There's a little bit to Mitt Romney's approach to all of this which he hit on yesterday.
Yeah it's interesting Romney -- especially like to completely overhaul the system and take the federal funds including title one monies.
And basically give it took parents and let them choose.
What type of school they want to send their kids to be at a public school.
A private or parochial or -- charter school and some parents we spoke with a charter school in Texas yesterday tell us.
Having that say is really invaluable.
Breaking that -- important because then you realize you don't you have a choice you have options.
Go to a better school provide a better education for yourself and for your future generations.
Not that woman told me that she came from a low income neighborhood -- if her parents didn't have options for her siblings.
Then they would have never probably attended college and they are now all.
College grads -- Lot of success stories like that Casey thank you very much yeah fifty and -- -- you know governor Romney and.
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