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Obama outlines broad plan for US education

Senator Barack Obama discussed his education plan yesterday at Stebbins High School near Dayton, Ohio. He took aim at rival Senator John McCain, saying that in three decades ''he has not done one thing to truly improve the quality of public education in our country. ... Nothing.'' Senator Barack Obama discussed his education plan yesterday at Stebbins High School near Dayton, Ohio. He took aim at rival Senator John McCain, saying that in three decades ''he has not done one thing to truly improve the quality of public education in our country. ... Nothing.'' (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / September 10, 2008

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Senator Barack Obama, responding in part to new competition for the women's vote from Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, outlined his plan to overhaul education yesterday, pledging to double federal funding for public charter schools, spend $500 million to upgrade school technology, and award merit pay for teachers, including higher salaries for math and science instructors. (Full article: 950 words)

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