'The most important issues in education are choice and competition.'
McCain favors a free-market approach to education. He would encourage schools to compete for the best teachers and allow parents more freedom to choose which kind of school public, private, parochial, charter or home is best for their kids.
Incomplete: McCain only recently added education to his campaign website, and he offers few specific proposals
No Child Left Behind
Yes: Voted for it in 2001 and would reauthorize it, with slight tweaks
Yes: School choice, including vouchers, is his main theme for education
Yes: Supports merit pay for individual teachers
Longer School Day or Year
Maybe: Hasn't taken a position yet