Richard Nixon argues against federal government control over education during a presidential election debate in Chicago.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1960, September 26 Duration:4 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
The first Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Chicago, Illinois. Charles Warren from Mutual News asks Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon about the raising of education standards and the reason for his refusal to vote in favor of increase in salary of teachers in the Senate. Nixon answers and objects the potential cost in controls and states his views against federal government control over education. He talks about the role of the state and local communities towards the education system. Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy presents his views on the matter and states that the issue before the Senate was the money given to the state which would then decide whether to spend it for school construction or on teachers' salaries. He objects to the federal government paying teachers' salaries directly. He disagrees with the statement made by Nixon regarding unbalancing of budgets by execution of programs.
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