Mitt Romney Delivers Major Speech on Education
May 23, 2012--Speaking at The Latino Coalition's annual economic summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, former Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, declared, "We're in the midst of a national education emergency."  "Millions of our kids are getting a third world education, and America's minority children suffer the most," Romney stated.  "This is the civil rights issue of our era.  It is the greatest challenge of our time."  Romney vowed, "As president, I will pursue a very bold policy of change that will restore the promise of our national education system."  He outlined a series of proposals emphasizing choice and change, and he also had sharp words for teachers unions.  "Whenever anyone dares to offer a new idea, the unions protest the loudest," Romney said.  [prepared remarks, press release and reactions]

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