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Education A Top Election Issue For Voters, Polling Results Show

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Education was largely absent from the election just months before, but polling results Monday reveal that education has emerged as a top issue among e...

Education In The Election: Education Became An Unexpected Star In The Campaign

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Education may not have topped the average voter's priority list this ye...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Last-Minute Education Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- For the last year, education advocates have been trying to get the subject of America's beleaguered public schools onto the agenda of th...

What Does Loving Teachers Have To Do With Foreign Policy?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the final moments of the third presidential debate, a somewhat exasperated moderator, B...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Writes Romney A Faux Valentine

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Just how much does Mitt Romney love teachers? "I love teachers," he said repeatedly during a spirited exchange in Monday night's foreign policy deb...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney: "I Love Teachers" But The Fed Doesn't Hire Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conv...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...

Romney's No Oprah

Kevin Lang | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Kevin Lang

New research shows that Romney's higher-education policies did real harm to Massachusetts students.   

A Binder Full of Bad Ideas

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Teachers, like many other Americans, have questions about Romney's policies and proposals. They worry about their impact on the education that kids receive, because he advocates slashing education funding and privatizing public education.

Joy Resmovits

Will Presidential Debate Change Weight Given To Education In 2012 Campaign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is frustrated. During the first presidential debate two weeks ago...

Joy Resmovits

Romney Adviser Calls Head Start 'A Social Experience'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When it comes to the nuts and bolts of education policy, a topic that ranks high among the concerns of female and Latino voters, Mitt Romn...

Joy Resmovits

Will Ryan Save Education Spending Or Disagree With His Own Budget?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

Mitt Romney shocked education insiders during the presidential debate last week when he promised not to cut education spending. Now, they're wondering...

What's Next for School Reform?

John Thompson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
John Thompson

We can no longer afford to throw billions of dollars at innovations just because "reformers" think they sound like neat ideas.

NOW Panel Discusses State Of Public Education, Real Implications Of Romney's PBS Comments

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

MSNBC's NOW panel on Wednesday discussed Mitt Romney’s infamous Big Bird comments and his wavering views on education, as well as the two schools of...

School Choice Programs Expanded Nationwide Despite Heavy Opposition

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

In an article titled “School Choice Marches Forward” for Education Next, Jonathan Butcher, Education Director for the Goldwater Institute, examine...

Sam Stein

After Calling For More Teachers, Romney Now Says Hiring Them Won't Help The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after he declared that he wants to put "more teachers" in schools, Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama's plan to do just ...

Priorities USA Action Attacks Mitt Romney Over Planned Education Cuts In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released a new television ad Monday targeting Republican presidential nominee ...

Maybe Mitt Should Watch Sesame Street More, Threaten It Less

Larry Womack | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

Does Mitt Romney really want to cripple a number of incredibly efficient, successful education programs while simultaneously ticking off a lot of people who happen to like being informed just to satisfy the lowest impulses of some on the far right?

Muddle Mouth

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

You've really got to hand it to Mitt Romney. He seems to say it all when it comes to educational reform.

Obama: 'We Can Step Up Our Game" In American Education

Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

The president couldn't join the live Education Nation discussion at New York Public LIbrary Tuesday, but did a pre-taped interview with NBC's Savannah...

Romney Breaks From Ryan Budget On Pell Grants

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney said he doesn’t agree with his running mate Paul Ryan whe...

Is The Chicago Teachers Strike Hurting Obama?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Chicago teachers strike, which entered its fifth day on Friday, cou...

The Best Choice for Public Education in 2012

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

While Romney gets his ideas from the past, President Obama looks to the future, with a vision for transforming our public schools so they serve the needs of students in the 21st century.

Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Education In America: Why It Matters In The Election

AP | CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The issue: States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say...