In Mass. Senate Race, Approaches On Education Differ For Brown, Warren

September 16, 2012 12:00 AM
In Mass. Senate Race, Approaches On Education Differ For Brown, Warren
" BOSTON (AP) — When it comes to education policies, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren both agree that improve public school systems need to be improved and college must be more affordable. But that’s where the agreement ends.

Warren, a longtime Harvard University Law School professor, has trumpeted affordable and high quality education as a key issue in her campaign ads and speeches.

“Our kids are crushed by debt and they didn’t go on a shopping spree; they got an education,” she says in a campaign ad.

In the television spot, Warren urges Washington to financially invest in education, rather than focus on giving tax breaks to rich Americans.

She also believes in spending on early childhood education programs, school lunch programs and closing the achievement gap in public schools.

“We need to see education as an investment in our future, from strengthening early childhood education programs to ensuring that college students aren’t drowning in debt after they graduate,” Warren campaign spokeswoman Alethea Harney said in a statement "

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