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Mitt Romney proposes overhaul of US education system

Offers funding change, voucher plan for poor

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system on Wednesday, one that would revamp funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend.

Saying the country is “in the midst of a national education emergency,’’ Romney lamented that the current education system does not live up to the country’s standards.

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