Category Archives: Presidential Elections

Obama Plans Higher Pay for Teachers

The Obama administration has always shown support for education in the United States. President Barack Obama calls on congress to pass education reforms for his Obama-Biden plan. These education plans that President Obama pushes through promise to restore the quality of America’s public education and will ensure the future of America through children’s creativity and adequate teaching. Some of the plans included in the Obama-Biden plan include the Zero to Five plan, No Child Left Behind Reform, and the Reward Teachers plan. For President Obama, rewarding good teachers is very important because the teacher is the most important factor in the child’s learning in the classroom. Research confirms that teachers play a very important role in the success of students.

It is the teachers who are able to reach out to students most often, and they have a very challenging role in the educating and shaping of the students minds. This is why President Obama insists on improving the performance standards of teachers. He wants more accountability for teachers, and one of the ways to push teachers towards quality performance is to give them rewards such as a higher salary. The President wants teachers to be trained and allowed to perform like the professionals that they are. This new approach to education plans to increase the teacher’s salary up to as much as $150,000 annually, if possible.

Sarah Palin Chooses Not To Disclose Her Presidential Bet

Former US vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin already chose who to root for in the on-going tussle for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party during a district convention in her home town of Wasilla, Alaska. However, the ex-governor refuses to name her presidential bet.

A field reporter for CNN caught Palin after she cast her ballot and asked her who gets her support. Palin declined to be specific and would rather keep her silence on the matter.

“I would not tell you who I voted for in this presidential preference poll,” Palin flatly told the reporter. The former running mate of John McCain during the 2008 US presidential election also expressed her interest to see the current presidential nominees go through the long process of selection.

“I do believe that competition makes all of our candidates better,” Palin said.

Palin’s husband Todd already announced that he is supporting Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.

The interview also provided Palin a platform to hurl some comments against President Barack Obama and his administration. Palin has been a vocal critic of Obama and his policies, especially on the War on Terror campaign and the rising deficits of the government.

“I want to see the process continue, more debate about who it is who can bust through the Orwellian Obama rhetoric and pandering that we see in the incumbent.