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Vouchers And Education - 1,470 words
l Gore vs. George W. Bush On School Funding Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush are whetting their stances on what is quickly becoming a central issue in the upcoming presidential election - education reform. Both perceive the issue as an opportunity to draw votes from the other party's followers, especially Bush, who stands to gain ground on minority groups, a segment of the population he is particularly weak with. (Business Week; April 10, 2000) The heat of the debate will center on school financing, who gets what, and how much. Bush, an advocate of school "choice," will argue the failings of a money-flooded system riddled with mediocre standards. The Texas governor's polici ...
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Ralph Nader - 1,409 words
I understand that you are considering people for the most Outstanding American Award. I am not one for awards or publicity, especially from the government, but I felt that I truly deserve this award. I am the one man who has fought for the most important aspect of America, its citizens. America's most important asset is it's people, and I, more than the corporate-influenced politicians like yourself, have been the people's defender and advocate for nearly half a century. I am the man who has carried out the legacy of the great muckrakers of the beginning of this century. I was born to Lebanese parents in Connecticut. My father was a hard working man who taught me to never trust those in powe ...
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Presidential Election - 1,074 words
The first election of the millennium will take place on November 7th, 2000. The two most recognized candidates running are Al Gore who represents the Democratic Party and George W. Bush who represents the Republican Party. Gore is labeled as a liberal, who leans towards being a moderate in some issues. Bush is labeled as a conservative but takes many positions considered as moderate. Gore and Bush have very different views when it comes to issues such as a prescription drug plan, education, oil prices and the environment, taxes, and foreign policy. It is those issues that will decide the outcome of the race. The polls, that evaluate which candidate is in the lead, have been very turbulent in ...
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Election 2000 - 1,269 words
"He graduated from Harvard University, joined the army and went to war in Vietnam even though he opposed the war and spent six-teen years in congress" (Martinez 13A). His name is Vice President Al Gore. Al Gore is the most qualified candidate for presidency with his strong views on education, and abortion. These are difficult topics that Al Gore handles intelligently and respectfully. Al Gore is a democrat, but his views almost resemble a liberal. Mr. Bush is the Governor of Texas with a salesman's approach to running the United States of America. Al Gore is the most active Vice president in history, showing there actually is a purpose to the job other than a tie breaker in the House of Repr ...
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What's At Stake In The 2000 Presidential Election - 1,820 words
This is perhaps the most important election of our time. Looking at it pragmatically, we only have two viable choices: Bush or Gore. As someone who is apparently concerned about environmental issues, abortion issues, and economic issues the choice between the two should be obvious -al gore In addition a simple fact is Nader will not be elected president in November gore in effect a vote for Nader is a vote for Bush. Gore may offer him a cabinet position to drop out of the race. As for the U.S. Supreme Court, consider this: The U.S. Senate confirms Supreme Court nominees. The Republican Party will control the U.S. Senate. The DNC and the RNC alike have stated they are sure on the control of t ...
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The Realities Of School Choice In Public Education - 816 words
With the increasing demand for better schools, states and communities are providing more options to families. By doing so, they are not only improving educational opportunities for children, but also having a dramatic impact on how schools operate. School choice options are: publicly funded school choice program, charter schools, magnet school and private scholarship programs. Armed with the evidence of the success that these programs can generate, particularly for disadvantaged children, state lawmakers are addressing education reform with new vigor. Why school choice? Two reasons: excellence and accountability. Parents want academic excellence for their children. They also want to know tha ...
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John Ellis Jeb Bush Governor Of Florida - 939 words
Often referred to as Floridas most accessible governor, our 43rd governor Jeb Bush as also taken on the task of proving the skeptics wrong. Accused by critics of riding the coattails of his father and brother, Jeb Bush has begun to come into his own. With a bachelors degree in Latin American Affairs from the University of Texas in hand, Governor Bush came to Florida in 1980 with ideas and dreams of big opportunity. A businessman first, Bush helped start what is now one of the largest commercial real estate companies in South Florida - The Codina Group and the launching board of his political career (Meet the). Dividing his time between his real estate firm and his political career, Bush ser ...
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Transcandentalism - 1,867 words
Mark Twain was a catalyst for the American education reform movement and the social changes that it brought. By writing in a style that the common man could relate to, he opened a nations eyes to problems, within the nation, that may have gone undetected. Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, which was two months sooner than expected. At this time Missouri was a slave holding state. However, Twain's father, a local storeowner, was against slavery in all forms and instilled this belief in his son at a young age. Twain 's hometown was small. He describe it as having two main roads only 100 yards long with a population of no more than 50 peopl ...
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