DES MOINES -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is rolling out a policy to reform the nation's primary education.
The former North Carolina senator has proposed paying teachers up to $15,000 more in high poverty areas and initiating universal preschool.
Edwards detailed his plans on Monday afternoon at a Des Moines middle school. The plans include longer school years and reforming No Child Left Behind.
Edwards says giving all children an equal chance to get a quality education is a commitment that is at the core of his plan to build One America, "where everyone has a chance to succeed."