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October 2, 2008

How to Talk About Politics You Don't Really Understand

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Education

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ISSUE
Education:
Schools are overcrowded, and dropout rates are some of the worst in the developed world.

MCCAIN'S TAKE
Says he would update No Child Left Behind but had no particulars at press time. Favors school vouchers and merit pay for teachers.

OBAMA'S TAKE
Would increase funding for No Child Left Behind but de-emphasize standardized testing. Would offer college-tuition benefits in exchange for public service.

YOUR SMARTY-PANTS SOUND BITE
"John Maynard Keynes called education 'the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.' Ha! I love me some Keynes, my fave turn- of-the-century economist-funnier than Hayek and Sraffa combined."

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