— From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
It's a startling statistic thrown out that black high school graduates have a 33 percent higher unemployment rate than white high school dropouts.
Between Richardson, Edwards and Clinton their answers were particularly strong. Edwards went with talking points and plugged his Poverty Center. And in the first question, he mentioned Two Americas. Clinton starts with "it takes a village," a resounding "ohh" came up from the audience.
Obama got right to the issue, talked comfortably about early childhood education and seems to have a strong handle on the topic.