Another dust-up today between the two men vying for the democrat party’s presidential nomination. Vice President Al Gore questioned rival Bill Bradley’s committment to education because Bradley postponed a speech outlining his education priorities. Gore met with students, teachers and supporters at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids today. He challenged Bradley to a debate on education. Gore says the U-S must make a committment to education before things get worse.He says he’ll require the federal government to get involved to help teachers.Bradley quickly answered Gore’s criticism, calling it attack politics because Gore doesn’t have anything positive to say. .Bradley says he’s been outlining education priorities all along. He says there should be a strong federal committment to education. Bradley says his committment begins at birth and runs through every life stage.For example, Bradley would double Head Start, enrolling 400-thousand more low-income children in the pre-school program. Over 10 years, he’d have the government bankroll part of the education for 600-thousand new teachers. And, Bradley would increase community college programs which help re-train workers who’ve lost their jobs.
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