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Great news!  Kids just might not get the shaft in 2008.  That's because Strong American Schools will spend an unprecedented $60 million over the next 18 months to speak up for them and their right to get a great education.

Strong American Schools in a nonpartisan public awareness and action campaign designed to give education supporting Americans a voice and encourage (okay, pressure) the 2008 presidential candidates to address education issues.  Here's what they have to say for themselves:

 We want a serious nationwide debate on education reform where every presidential candidate addresses three priorities that hold great promise for improving education:

  • Agreeing on American education standards
  • Providing effective teachers in every classroom
  • Giving students more time and support for learning.

The campaign will not support or oppose any particular candidate for public office or any political party. Nor does it take positions on legislation.

Strong American Schools is a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, two of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world, have provided grant funding for Strong American Schools.

Roy Romer, the former governor of Colorado and most recently superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is our chairman and lead spokesman. [Polichicks Editorial: We have a friend who has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for about 15 years, and she says that Romer was the best superintendent they ever had.  So the kiddies are in good hands with him.  See, we know people and we always get full scoop.]

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