Seven of 10 fourth graders in our highest poverty schools cannot read a
simple children's book.
Governor Bush: Millions are trapped in schools where violence is common and learning is rare.
Female Announcer: The Bush Education Agenda:
Reform Head Start
[murmer of the crowd in background] Governor Bush: Now is the time to teach all our children to read and renew the promise of America's public schools.
|Background: Bush's first ad of the general election focuses on education, a theme he has been emphasizing since he launched his campaign. The ad opens with an extreme wide shot of Bush addressing the Republican National Convention and has several clips from Bush's acceptance speech, in between which a female announcer lists five points of the Bush education agenda.|