03/19/2012 09:43 am ET Updated May 19, 2012

Romney In Illinois: Teachers Should Be Paid More

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to increase the pay of new teachers and give parents more choice in ways to educate their children if he is elected President this year.

Romney shared his ideas on schooling in answer to a question from a person "in education" at a Town Hall Meeting tonight in Vernon Hills where slightly less than 500 people stuffed themselves into an overheated gymnasium while 200 more listened on speakers outside.

"We should pay our beginning teachers more," Romney said. "The national unions are too interested in benefits for the older teachers." He would also do what he could to give parents options like charter schools.

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