Talking Points

Romney Shifts Gears to Education

Mitt Romney spoke on education while in Washington on Wednesday, proposing a voucherlike system to for low-income and disabled students to enroll in public, charter, and even private schools via federal funding. "If I'm president of the United States, instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options, and better choices for a better future." Still, the details of the plan are unclear, as is how it would apply to schools that already depend on government funding. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the Obama campaign welcomes Romney's variation from his strictly economy-driven message.