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.
Barack Obama wants to create a $25 billion fund to fast-track construction projects, whether they be for highways or schools, which he says will lead to 1 million new jobs.
Republicans have not responded to repeated requests for clarification on their endorsement of an "English First" policy as part of the official GOP platform.
Many Education Department programs will never be on the chopping block during an Obama administration because Obama himself has championed them.
Sen. Barack Obama strongly suggested in Friday's debate that he would not want education to be sacrificed because of Wall Street's woes.
The health of the economy has a dramatic effect on school districts.
Barack Obama's presidential campaign brought out the brainpower this week in an attempt to sell the candidate as the one who would devote the most attention and resources to science education and innovation.
An estimated 72 million children worldwide were out of school in 2005.