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''High standards don't set our children on a path to failure. High standards set our children on a path to success.''

-President G. W. Bush

Interesting statement, but speaking about high standards while elections is easier than make promises come true after being elected as a president. Education is one of the hottest issues in the presidential debates. Statistics shows that higher level of education one has, there are more chances to get good job and have "good standards of living". According to the Lowell Rose's statistics on May-June 2001, 68% of school districts of CA state that education funding plays great role in education quality (Lowell Rose, "The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitude Toward the Public Schools"). At the same time college tuitions became more expensive. And while students are looking for numerous ways to pay for their colleges, president and his campaign spends millions of dollars for military and unreasonable wars.

G. Bush has not done his best to improve education in US: tuitions became higher under his presidency years; he has not done his promises- he under funded NCLB by $27 billion, his current intentions for education he is badly representing on the presidential debates.

Education in community colleges increased for 15%. Many students were fighting against unfair decisions of government, but so far nothing helped. David Whitt of Hancock, N.Y., remembers checking out Cornell University five years ago as he pondered his college choice. But the school lost some of its luster when he saw the $40,000 price tag. Indeed, most of the schools Whitt, now 22, hoped to attend were just as expensive. "I didn't want to put my dad through financial hardship," he says of the $20,000 the government figured that his father, a certified public accountant, and mother,