Photograph with Clinton and Gore waving in center above flag ribbon with red and blue text on white background.
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President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore’s re-election campaign in 1996 emphasized the importance of education. This caught the attention of teachers. In the midst of a technological boom, Clinton and Gore felt it was vital to expand their efforts of supporting the public education system and teachers to set them up for success. The campaign promised to support teacher’s education, redesign failing systems, ensure tax dollars are going to public schools, support students with disabilities, and bring technology into the classrooms. Even further, they promised to support higher education to provide Americans with the opportunity to take part, and expand work study options.
UC Santa Barbara. (1996, August 26). 1996 democratic party platform. The American presidency project. https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/1996-democratic-party-platform