Biden: Romney Doesn't See Value In Education

By: AP
By: AP

DETROIT (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says Mitt Romney doesn't treat public education as a priority and distrusts the hardworking teachers who struggle to create opportunity for the nation's young people.

Biden addressed 2,500 delegates at the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Detroit on Sunday.

He says the Republican presidential candidate plans to gut education funding to finance tax breaks for the wealthy. And he says

Romney and his GOP rivals made clear during the primary debates that "they don't think public education is worth the investment."

Biden says Romney backs Republican budget plans to slash spending on the Head Start preschool program, as well as grants and loans for college students.

The AFT represents 1.5 million teachers, second in membership to the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.

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  • by Megan Location: LA on Aug 29, 2012 at 03:49 AM
    I do not support Romney's point of view. I thik that education is very important today, it's a priority. It's not just professional knowledge you get, it develops you personally and makes you a smarter person. Most of waelthy people arewell-educaed, and Romney should understand that. Even if you have a degree it can be hard to find a job. Without a degree it's much more difficult, everything you can hope for is to get a job with an average wage and live through payday advances. There are occasions when people with no degree get rich, but there not so many these lucky ones.
  • by anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    Our public education is not worth it. All we seem to teach now a days is how to pass the state test.As for loans, why fund a program where the default rate within the first 2 years after college keeps rising? Talk about throwing away money. For profit schools keep raising tuition and students aren't getting jobs that can pay for that, or even in some cases get a job. Talk about setting our kids up to fail? Go with vouchers and let parents get the most out of their tax dollar and pick the schools that are succeeding instead of making them go to failing schools. Our education system can't compete with schools in the Eastern world. We are a joke.
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      by Jason on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM in reply to anonymous
      We can teach our kids how to survive in the hood though.
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