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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Maryland Politics -- Steele Attacks Bush

With the President's poll ratings down Democrats are trying to tie Steele to Bush, but he has other ideas. This week he lashed out at Bush's education policies:

The Washington Times reports:
Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele yesterday announced his U.S. Senate campaign's education platform by criticizing the federal government's implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act and President Bush's recommendation of cutting financial aid for low-income college students.

Mr. Steele, a Republican, said the No Child Left Behind Act "has fallen short of expectations," saying teachers are forced to "teach to the test" so students can keep up with standards intended to make low-performing schools more accountable.

"You neglect teaching to the student," he said.
Of course Ben Cardin, and Kweisi Mfume, the potential Democratic nominees, hold true to form. Both called for more money for education, more money..., more money..., more money....

Read it here.

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