Republican VP pick supports educational funding, NCLB flexibility

First-term Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, tapped by Sen. John McCain as his vice-presidential candidate, is popular among the Alaska teachers union for supporting a law that overhauled the state's education funding and increased aid for rural districts and students with special needs, a union official said. Palin, who also supports greater NCLB flexibility, spoke during her campaign in favor of school-choice measures and teaching creationism alongside evolution.

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