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Romney attacks teachers unions in Ohio
GOP nominee's speech at Lake Erie College returns to economics
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
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In The Region:

A few hours before heading to Kirtland for what’s expected to be a 3 million dollar fundraiser, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a speech to more than two thousand people in Painesville today.

And he took aim at a group that has been a strong fundraiser for President Obama -- teachers’ unions.

ROMNEY: FIX SCHOOLS

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"We've got to fix our schools. Look, our kids can't have a great future unless our schools are competitive. It's time for us to put the kids, the parents and the teachers first, and the teachers' union behind."

Beyond a moment of silence for those killed in the Libyan consulate attack, Romney left  behind the debate over foreign policy to focus on economic issues, including the deficit, job training and a call to increase oil and gas drilling in Ohio.

This is Mitt Romney’s third visit to Ohio since the GOP convention, and comes at a time when polls show President Obama with a small but steady lead here.

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How does Mr. Romney propose to put "teachers first" when he intends to leave "the teachers' unions behind"? It's an interesting soundbite, but a ridiculous statement; contradictory and void of any actual content or details of how he might achieve this laudable goal.


Posted by: K. Smith (Cleveland Heights, OH) on September 19, 2012 11:09AM
Yes, - "It's time for us to put the kids, the parents and the teachers first, and the teachers' union behind." - Ohio should be a right to work state - it's amazing that the unions have so much control - hopefully our children can have a better future than what the democrats have planned for them.


Posted by: a ponzi scheme on September 15, 2012 10:09AM
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