In the nation's closest and most expensive senatorial campaign, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Thom Tillis, squared off on education issues in the first of three debates.
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October 13, 2010
The NEA is stepping up its game with new ads designed to protect some vulnerable Democrats.
October 20, 2008
Fresh off a record-breaking month of fundraising, Barack Obama's repertoire of new television ads includes one that emphasizes parental responsibility.
December 18, 2007
ED in '08 has come out with an in-your-face public-service announcement in these days before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. The ad, which ED in '08 says will start running soon in key battleground states, portrays several teenagers who declare that they are the future. But the future is bleak: "I will s...
December 10, 2007
While the topic of education may be taking a backseat to other important issues on the presidential campaign trail, it's getting some prominent attention in candidates' television ads. Here are a couple of the latest: Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who recently got the endorsem...
November 28, 2007
That's the opening line of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's new television ad that's running in Iowa. I question the "only" and the "bold" part of his claim. His "bold plan," if elected president: getting rid of the No Child Left Behind Act, expanding prekindergarten, paying teachers more, and ex...
November 27, 2007
Getting young people interested in politicsand to the pollsis still a tough chore. But in this presidential race, and even in next year's governors' elections, the stakes couldn't be higher for the nation's youth, who will be affected by decisions made about education, the economy, and war...
November 16, 2007
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has a new televsion ad up in New Hampshire that focuses on education, sprinkled with some parenting advice. (Over at the Democrats for Education Reform blog, Joe Williams writes that Obama, a Democratic presidential contender, is the first candidate in the race to hit tele...