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Representative Miller from the state of California understands that accountability is crucial for success, and so does Boehner, and I hope the senator I haven’t had a chance to speak specifically with Senator Kennedy; I’m about to.

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HARRIS: This is some tape, as we just said moments ago, that we were just getting in that was being fed into us directly here at CNN. We were expecting President Bush to outline exactly what he’s going to be introducing with his education reform canada goose clearance plan. The details are still to come. However, the emphasis is going to be placed on accountability and consequences. He also you heard him just say a few moments ago that parents ought to be given different options if the schools are not performed up to par.

canada goose clearance sale Let’s check in now with CNN’s Eileen O’Connor. She’s actually been talking with some parents and some students and educators about this sort of thing.


canada goose coats Well, one of the things that President Bush is talking about is expanding funding for charter schools. And that would give parents canada goose clearance sale and students choice; also introducing a voucher program so that if public schools didn’t meet certain testing standards for three years in a row, then the parents would be eligible to have $1,500 in a voucher given to them. They could then take that, use it for tuition, or perhaps use it for tutors or for transportation purposes to another school.

buy canada goose jacket And with me is Frazier O’Leary, who is the English teacher honors English teacher of this 11th grade classroom.

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Canada Goose online O’CONNOR: Mr. O’Leary, could I ask you what do you think the voucher program would do? Would that, in fact, give accountability and improve schools?

O’LEARY: I think the voucher system might be a good idea, depending on the planning of it. It seems to me that what they’re talking about, a three year program where they’re going to find out whether the students have reached certain levels, and then they’re going to move them and give them a voucher to go to other places. I don’t know what those other places are. We have charter schools in the city whose standardized scores are no higher or even less than the public schools. And the vouchers, if there’s $1,500, $1,500 is not going to get our students to any of the prestigious private schools in the area. And I don’t know what the voucher would take them to.

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