This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Bush and Kerry's proposals on education. Both public education and higher education subjects are addressed. The No Child Left Behind Act is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Bush and Kerry on Education - April, 2004 paper properly!
There had been a great deal of attention paid to education as it respects the 2000 presidential election. Now, as 2004 presents a new one, the issue
has cropped up again. Bush and Kerry each contend that they value education immensely and each has had a unique view in terms of how to make affordable the expensive
higher education system and how to fix the broken public education model. While each of the 2004 candidates support the idea of education, their solutions could not be more different.
George Bush seems to hold that accountability and management is key to success whereas John Kerry believes that the real key is funding. John Kerry contends that the people must
invest in the school system rather than just giving tax cuts to the wealthy ("John Kerry for," 2004). He references the fact that there have been tax cuts since Bush
has been in office. Some claim that they help the wealthy more than they should. Rather than giving tax cuts, Kerry would see money funneled to educational issues. Some have
complained also that because he signed the No Child Left Behind Act, Bush had undermined public education ("Strengthening," 2004). They say this because while he made more stringent rules for
education, he did not back it up with appropriate funds (2004). Critics claim that the legislation "left millions of children behind" (2004). Kerry further thinks that due to the
demands foisted on the nation by the presence of a new global economy, all children must reach very high standards so that they will prosper in the future (2004).