October 2008 Archives

The Center for Education Reform has a voter's guide just for you.


Like parts of McCain's Head Start proposal, it seems that some of her proposals to help parents of special needs students may already be law.


They expressed displeasure with Sen. John McCain's K-12 agenda.


The ad featured a coupon-clipping educator who works an extra job to supplement her teacher's salary.


David Hoff and Alyson Klein answered questions about funding for education, the future of NCLB, teacher quality, and the next education secretary in this afternoon's chat.


Tonight's prime-time 30-minute ad may offer a clue as to whether education programs would really see substantial increases in an Obama administration.


Have a burning question about the candidates' education proposals? Please join David Hoff and Alyson Klein tomorrow at noon Eastern time for an online chat on the 2008 election.


At a meeting of the Council of the Great City Schools, urban superintendents and board members shared their views on federal funding and national standards with top advisers from both campaigns.


This weekend in Colorado, Sen. Barack Obama gave a version of his stump speech that criticizes Sen. John McCain for having "no plan to invest in college affordability."


Palin advocated, among other things, for full funding of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. I wonder how that will square with Sen. John McCain's plan to freeze most spending - including for education programs.


Match the right education quote with the right candidate as part of EdWeek's new interactive campaign game.


That question was put to a panel of education experts after a debate between advisers for both major presidential campaigns.


Does this economic crisis have implications for the debate over vouchers?


Education advisers for both presidential candidates clash at the Teachers College debate over teacher pay, preparation, and professionalism. Watch the video.


This parlor game is fun and easy, but it's too early to be playing it now.


The Obama campaign's mention of portfolios as part of the student-assessment mix has sparked quite a bit of discussion in the blogsphere.


The event at Teachers College reflects that neither Obama nor McCain have been very specific on testing issues under the No Child Left Behind Act.


The Obama campaign today said that testing should be reformed to include alternative forms of assessment such as portfolios.


The Council of the Great City Schools asks the nation's next leader to commit to making American urban education the world's best.


William Ayers, the Vietnam-era-radical-turned-educaton professor, was planning to talk about education reform and small schools.


Fresh off a record-breaking month of fundraising, Barack Obama's repertoire of new television ads includes one that emphasizes parental responsibility.


In explaining his endorsement of Barack Obama, Powell also said he was disappointed in John McCain's exploitation of the Bill Ayers controversy.


The McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee have started using robocalls to continue to highlight Sen. Obama's association with Bill Ayers.


McCain said Washington D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee supports vouchers. Obama said she supports charters. So which is it?


For the first time in the presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain engaged in a sustained, serious discussion about education.


Fordham's Checker Finn asks whether the petitioners who support Bill Ayers would also sign onto a "support Osama bin Laden" statement.


He's called for expanding programs that allow private or university-based teacher programs to partner with high-needs school districts to offer beefed-up field experiences to prospective teachers.


Barack Obama offers his most comprehensive response yet to the Bill Ayers controversy in a new radio ad.


If kids could vote, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois would be the next President, according to a recent poll. Obama got 57 percent of the vote to Sen. John McCain's 39 percent.


In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, just 1 percent of voters said education was the single most important issue to them.


The New York City teachers' union thinks so.


John McCain is associating with the president of the very foundation that funded "radical" education reform work.


The Republican National Committee and the McCain campaign are pouncing on the controversy.


A paid TV ad may be in the works.


Obama's modus operandi is to seek advice from people with differing points of view, one of the Democrat's many advisers says.


Very few folks are talking about Ayers' views on education - or asking whether Barack Obama shares those ideas.


There were no questions on school policy, but Barack Obama offered an idea on what priority education would be early in his administration.


The Volunteer State has grappled with education funding, curriculum issues, and implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act over the past year.


Is it enough to guarantee an invitation to a skybox at the 2012 Democratic Convention?


The National Education Association's on-the-ground campaign efforts appear to be mostly emphasizing health care over education issues.


To know which way the McCain campaign is hoping the political wind will blow, when it comes to the story of the Obama-Ayers connection.


Residents of Alaska's small villages and cities are fleeing their rural communities—and their local schools—for more urban Anchorage, where gas, heating fuel, and food are cheaper.


There wasn’t a single question on schools during the vice presidential debate, but the candidates managed to sneak in some comments on education.


If the moderator doesn't ask a question about schools, it won't be because no one tried.


Sen. John McCain is not backing away from his widely debunked education ad attacking Sen. Barack Obama's record on education.


Register now to watch the Webcast of a live debate Oct. 21 between top education advisers to Barack Obama and John McCain.


The Gates and Broad Foundations say they aren't going to be providing any additional funding for ED in '08, the venture that was designed to put education front-and-center in the presidential campaign.


The Republican vice presidential nominee told Katie Couric that evolution, and not creationism, should be in the public school curriculum.


Consider Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, or Ralph Nader, who all promise to repeal the federal education law.


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