WPR News
4:19 pm
Wed July 7, 2004

Altebaumer Favors No Child Left Behind

Laramie, Wy – A Republican candidate for Congress in Wyoming is a fan of President Bush's No Child Left Behind initiative. Jim Altebaumer of Casper supports increased efforts to improve education in the nation. Altebaumer believes No Child Left Behind was needed. He says it's much more productive to educate young people rather than incarcerate them. If elected, Altebaumer says he'd continue to support improvements and increased funding for education. He says that type of spending is critical for the country's future. Altebaumer supports the Iraq war, but admits the reasons getting into that conflict were a bit shaky.