Candidates' quotes


"There is one area where the teaching research is definitive: The best way to teach childre to read is phonics. No new theory or method has ever improved on it."

-- Gov. George W. Bush, speaking to members of the Latin Business association in Los angeles, about school reform and student achievment

"We should test new elementary school a part of a national crusade to ensure that every child can read independently and well by the end of the third grade."

-- Vice President Al Gore, in remarks prepared for delivery to the Michigan Education Association in Lansing

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