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Does Romney Have an Opening with Latino Voters on Education Reform?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

A spate of polls suggests that Romney's message on school choice -- supporting direct funding to parents through school vouchers, for example -- has the potential to resonate with Latinos.

Advantage Romney

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Sorry, Obama-heads, Mitt Romney isn't easy softball prey like John McCain or Alan Keyes. Moreover, in a TV debate, Romney does not fit the uncaring, detached rich guy stereotype that Team Obama has been shoveling out there to cover up the President's palpable economic and budgetary failures.

Presidential Politics and Education

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

On the campaign trail this week, President Obama and Mitt Romney gave television interviews focused on education. They discussed their policy differences and ideas.

'Won't Back Down' Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the movie's stars take to the airwaves this week to promote the film, it is unlikely they will discuss the agenda of the film's billionaire backers or the right-wing politicians and for-profit firms who are promoting the parent trigger idea.

More Independents Favor Republican Education Views, Survey Shows

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Political independents tend to side more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to educational issues, a nationally representative survey by th...

When Politics Comes First: The Reasons Republicans Shifted to Supporting Private Schools

Jack Jennings | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

All of the Republicans' talk about giving parents the right to choose in education is a politically expedient strategy -- just beneath the surface of the rhetoric are political motivations to thwart integration, weaken the Democratic coalition, and cripple the teachers' unions.

Romney Adviser: How Romney Would Take On Unions, Shrink Education Department

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has attempted to make his philosophy about how to impro...

Not All Private Schools Parallel Romney Education Plan

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Expanding school choice is a central piece of Mitt Romney's education p...

Rick Perry Names Tea Party Activist To State's Top Education Post

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

Tea party activist Michael Williams, former chair of the Texas Railroad Commission, has been named the new commissioner of the Texas Education Agency ...

Duncan: 'No Simple Answer' To Student Debt

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was recently interviewed by “Bloomberg EDU” host Jane Stoddard Williams for a segment that will air Friday at 1...

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

School Vouchers Make A Comeback, Stir Concerns About Quality

| Sarah Carr | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — As Louisiana debuts one of the nation’s most extensive private-school vo...

School Choice Is the Tip of a Titanic Iceberg

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

Those who support school choice initiatives are wittingly or unwittingly complicit in the disintegration of the great American experiment.

Joy Resmovits

Romney 'Better Positioned' Than John McCain Was On Education, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is attacking presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on education this week in speeches, videos and radio adv...

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

The Two Problems With the New Push for Vouchers

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Roy Speckhardt

When schoolchildren are taught religious dogma instead of a credible academic program, their ability to function in the real world and compete for jobs is drastically diminished.

Ed In The Election: Paul Ryan On Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidentia...

Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Learn Under Jindal's Voucher Program

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

Under Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping new school voucher program, tens of millions of Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be used to offer vouch...

Religious Group Assails Jindal Over Controversial Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

The leader of a national multi-faith religious group blasted Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's school voucher program this week, charging that ...

Louisiana Voucher Program Includes Schools That Teach Creationism, Reject Evolution

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Public dollars in Louisiana's landmark new voucher program will go toward sending children to schools that teach creationism and reject evolution, the...

Louisiana Sets Rules For Landmark School Voucher Program

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

* Louisiana has the most sweeping voucher program in U.S. * Governor says it spurs competition, expands choice * Critics...

America's Short School Year Correlated With Weak Academic Performance

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

Forgetting curves demonstrate that memory retention declines exponentially over time, so the long American summer vacation takes a major toll on a student's ability to progress.

'Green News Report' - June 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record he...

Glenn Beck And Bobby Jindal Destroy Science Education And Promote Creationism With Glee

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As Glenn Beck noted, "It's horrifying some of the things that they're teaching high schoolers." Sadly, though, he wasn't concerned about any of this. No, he was referring to the television show "Glee."

'Green News Report' - June 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Summer of...