McCain VP pick has supported education funding revamp, NCLB flexibility

First-term Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, tapped by Sen. John McCain as his vice-presidential running mate, is popular among members of the Alaska teachers union for supporting a law that revamped the state's education funding and increased aid for rural districts and students with special needs, a union official said. Palin, who has backed greater NCLB flexibility, also has spoken in favor of teaching creationism alongside evolution.

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