Candidates Cite Teaching as an Example of Service
John McCain and Barack Obama said last week that they would both support efforts to bolster community service if they win the White House. But they disagreed on just how much of a role the federal government should have in encouraging citizens—including young people—to get involved.
Speaking at a forum on the topic at Columbia University, Sen. McCain said that while the government can encourage community service, some of the best community work is done by non-profit organizations.
“The essence of volunteerism starts at the grassroots level, does not start necessarily at the federal-government level,” the Arizona Republican said. “So let’s make sure we maintain the balance between federal involvement and encouragement of volunteerism and service to the nation, but also, let’s not in any way stifle what already is going on and is very,...
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