the battle over school choice

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Bush is in favor of public school voucher programs; Al Gore is against them. Although this has become a major campaign issue between the candidates, their positions on many other issues in education are not entirely dissimilar. Read the transcripts of their interviews to learn how they articulate their views and differentiate themselves from one another.

INTERVIEWS The Politics of School Choice

FRONTLINE asked Bush supporter Chester Finn, public interest attorney Clint Bolick, journalist Molly Ivins, and Gore advisor William Galston to comment on the candidates' positions on school choice and their education policy records.

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