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Education is always a big deal in a presidential election at one time or another tonight in our continuing series on the issues.
Correspondent Shannon -- looks at what the candidates are saying.
About how your child learns.
But the other I promise you we -- out educate and out compete any nation on our.
As president I will be a champion of real education reform in America.
Both presidential contenders say improving the sagging US education system it's a top priority.
The polling shows Americans have much more faith -- President Obama when it comes to getting the job done when fox asked which do you trust to do a better job on education the president held an eighteen point margin over governor Romney 52 to 34%.
But not -- education advocates.
It comes to education and the president deserves -- the president gets high marks for shining a spotlight on what many advocates are calling on education crisis and the US.
There is skepticism about his proposals which include.
Recruiting 100000 math and science teachers over the next several years.
-- waivers from the No Child Left Behind -- to more than thirty states and allowing young people who were in the country illegally to earn citizenship by attending college -- who was a strong advocate of school choice as governor of Massachusetts says charter schools are -- -- giving parents an option.
And supports rigorous graduation testing he believes causes students and educators to improve.
Both candidates say they'll fight to bring down the cost of higher education but their starkest contrast comes on the topic of teachers unions.
The American Federation of Teachers endorse the president's reelection bid months ago.
While -- has said they must take a backseat to children in -- classroom some education advocates say they hope that's the position both candidates will -- Until the president of the United States who ever that may be.
Stands up incensed.
No longer are you welcome to walking -- offices to sit there -- tables and talk just about issues when children are not your primary concern until that -- -- We can't say that you truly reform minded current education secretary Arnie Duncan has won praise as a compromiser.
As former head of the Chicago school system he worked to expand charter schools and launched a performance pay plan for teachers -- Shannon thank you.
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