Washington D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) — Sen. John McCain volunteered to discuss a heated topic on how American teachers are compensated and the need for education of underprivileged children prior to going to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention next week.
The expected Republican presidential candidate was not supposed to introduce the educational proposal before the end of the summer season, but in the NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, he remarked that it is necessary to increase merit pay programs for educators who enhance student academic and educational performance.
Lisa Keegan, the education adviser of Sen. John McCain, said that the senator will discuss the schools in America before the civil rights group.
Keegan further said that McCain supports the alterations but not the crumbling of President Bush’s signature “No Child Left Behind” education law. This education law was introduced in 2002 with the objective of educating all capable students in mathematics at their appropriate grade level by 2013 or 2014. Further, educational institutions should test students in specific subjects and face the consequences such as replacement of staff who fall short of the state objectives.
Unlike democratic candidate, Barack Obama, Sen. John is not seeking to raise approximately $23 billion for the federal administration which now spends to execute the law. The majority amount is to be used in the education of poor children. The Union of National Teachers’ opposed the plan to link student test scores with teacher’s pay. Barack favored the suggestion that tutors help in negotiating and make merit pay plans.
Sen. John would also discuss enabling underprivileged kids to attain academic education via federal funds more quickly than permitted under the law of education. Keegan also said, “The senator is very impatient for kids to have interventions when they need it.” In addition, a school voucher program will also be supported for underprivileged kids under specific circumstances.
Wired Education Reporter