With McCain's ideas on education, we finally have something new that can move us beyond the tired debates around No Child Left Behind. McCain supports virtual learning -- to the tune of $1 billion a year.
For years now, there has been a deep internal tension between two education groups. To put pressure on the candidates, both factions decided to roll out dueling manifestos during the same week in June.
What happens when a teacher decides to disregard the canned standards and the stacks of test prep materials? Do the students wallow in ignorance, cheated out of a proper education by an "activist" teacher?