May 23rd, 2012
08:29 PM ET

Romney: Education is 'the civil rights issue of our era'

Mitt Romney makes education a central campaign issue for the first time, demanding choice for parents. He's taking on the teachers unions for having the wrong priorities, and calls education "the civil rights issue of our era".

CNN Contributors John AvlonReihan Salam, and Democratic Strategist, Jamal Simmons comes outfront. How will Romney's plan for education fair with voters in November?

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  1. SonnyC

    Sure..why not break the teacher unions and also close schools as well, this way the Americans would be incompetent. If you have no qualified people, you can send all the jobs overseas and make businesses some money..
    Romney's supporters seems not to understand the importance of education (or they just like to axe their own foot), where all other countries are immensely investing in education to make their population more competent in world market, US is just doing the opposite (and supporting it in the name of capitalism??)..

    May 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply

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