News 12 at 6 o'clock, January 10, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga.--- Congressman Paul Broun was in Columbia County Thursday talking about education.
He paid a visit to students and staff at Stevens Creek Elementary, taking time to watch them use Spanish to communicate in the foreign language class.
Georgia Governor sonny Perdue pulled the funding from that program last year, only to have the Columbia county school board approve funding during their budget talks.
Congressman Broun had this to say about the "no child left behind" act.
"I'd like to see the no child left behind go away- because it's been well-meaning, but it's been disastrous. I call it the "leave no teacher unshackled act," instead of the "leave no child behind act." we need to let the teachers teach."
After his visit to Stevens Creek, Congressman Broun met with local veterans during a town hall meeting at the Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post on Gun Club Road in Augusta. Topics included: VA medical funding, Wounded Warrior programs, the ongoing war in Iraq, and protection of retirement benefits.