“I’ve known Rahm Emanuel for years. He’s a former colleague of mine. Rahm and I  have not agreed on every issue or on a lot of issues, but Mayor Emanuel is right  today in saying that this teacher’s union strike is unnecessary and wrong. We  know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this  day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.”

“We stand with the children and we stand with the families and  the parents of Chicago because education reform, that’s a bipartisan issue. This  does not have to divide the two parties. And so, we were going to ask, where  does President Obama stand? Does he stand with his former Chief of Staff Mayor  Rahm Emanuel, with the children and the parents, or does he stand with the  union? On issues like this, we need to speak out and be really clear. In a  Romney-Ryan administration we will not be ambiguous, we will stand with  education reform, we will champion bipartisan education reforms.  This is a  critical linchpin to the future of our country, to our economy, to make sure  that our children go to the best possible school, and that education reforms  revolve around the parents and the child, not the special interest group.   This is something that’s critical for all of us.”

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/paul-ryan-rahm-emanuel-chicago-teachers-union-strike-169233326.html#ixzz267D3poHe

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