In terms of education, Heinz Kerry blasted Bush’s No Child Left Behind reform measure as an unfunded mandate that has increased bureaucracy.
Schools have been hampered rather than helped by its mandatory assessments, she said, and some extracurricular activities are falling by the wayside as schools teach to the tests.
“Tests should be a measure that is enabling, not disabling,” Heinz Kerry said. “Tests that are a trap are sinful.”
You’ll be happy to know this: “Day One of his presidency, every child in America will have health care. Period,” Heinz Kerry said of her husband. Then he’ll guarantee catastrophic care to everyone, paid for by cutting administrative costs. Yes, that always works.
Elizabeth Edwards, campaigning in one of the other Americas, came out for giving more money to failing schools. Because that’s worked so well before.