Season 18, Episode 16 The Battle Over School Choice

First Aired: May 24, 2000

The state of education in the U.S.---and its role as an issue in the 2000 Presidential race---is explored in “The Battle Over School Choice.” Al Gore and George W. Bush are interviewed during the hour, which also visits the schools their children attend (a public high school for Bush's twin daughters; a private school for Gore's son), as well as a Washington, D.C., public high school located near Gore's home. Also: a visit with a “voucher family” in Cleveland; and interviews with former New York City school chancellor Rudy Crew and former Assistant Secretary of Education Chester Finn.

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