Educators Take a Trip to Promote Voting

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

There’s another push for change in the White House, and this time it's coming from the largest teachers union in the nation. The National Education Association is touring the country by bus to promote voting and to urge its members to vote for Senator John Kerry. The group made a stop in East Lansing Monday.

Reg Weaver, NEA President, says there is a direct connection between good policy makers and good public schools. Weaver denoted the current No Child Left Behind Act while speaking about ways to fix and fund it through a new Presidential Administration. Weaver also spoke about ways to create flexibility in adequate yearly progress, improve teacher qualifications, and title one funding.

The tour also made a stop in Flint on Monday. It will be heading to the Detroit area on Tuesday and then on to Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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