Speakers Spotlight Obama Ed. Initiatives, GOP Spending Threats
College affordability, global competitiveness, and Republican
threats to education spending were consistent themes for
governors and other high-profile speakers on Tuesday’s first
night of the Democratic National Convention.
“You can’t be pro-business unless you’re pro-education,” declared San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who gave the keynote speech, in drawing a sharp and critical contrast between President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on support for schools.