Education is a very popular topic within politicians and political debates. George W. Bush and Barack Obama both had specific plans in their first term to help improve the education system in the United States. In various debates, George W. Bush’s plan to improve education was to require annual testing in the third to eighth grade, help children learn and promote reading, provide $2.4 billion to train and recruit quality teachers, and increase the Pell Grants to make college more affordable. During his first term, he seemed to accomplish some of his plans for improving education. In 2002, Bush “signed the No Child Left behind Act reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and supporting standards-based education reform.” (Rudalevige 1) The No Child Left behind Act is an aid program that held schools responsible for disadvantaged students success. Even though he did sign the act, he spent far below than what he agreed to. He also did not abi...
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...h tried to improve relationships with other countries, find Osama Bin Laden, and increase national security. They both supported free trade with other countries. While Bush agrees to become involved in foreign entanglements, Obama seeks to not be involved unless necessary.
The President of the United States is a very influential position because they have the ability to shape America. Having to decide on who will run the country may be very stressful. Most of the time, candidates will exaggerate their plans, so the American people relate to them better. Even though George W. Bush and Barack Obama have different views on specific issues, they both had goals plans for improving education, reducing taxes, and improving foreign policy during their first term of their presidency. Due to Bush and Obama adhering to their “preaches,” they were reelected for a second term.
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