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Can Vouchers Help Failing Public Schools?

Both presidential candidates have promised to improve public education, but they've each embraced different approaches. It's an issue that finally received attention in their final debate, when Democratic nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Republican nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona sparred over the issue of giving students vouchers to attend private schools.

Lisa Keegan, education advisor for McCain's campaign, Melody Barnes, senior domestic policy advisor for Obama's campaign, Hugh Price, former president of the National Urban League and Terry Brown, president of St. Anthony's School in Milwaukee talk about the effectiveness of educational vouchers.

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