The Republican candidate for the state's open U.S. Senate seat is on record as saying he'd favor getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education.
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November 02, 2010
October 28, 2010
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported NCLB and hired former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, but it seems to have decided other things were more important than education this election year.
October 20, 2010
The closely watched Delaware Senate contest scored another straight-to-YouTube moment yesterday.
October 12, 2010
Come election night, most folks watching federal races will be paying attention to the big questions (Does the House of Representatives flip to Republican control? What about the Senate?) But there are some individual races that could also matter. A handful of Democrats on the House Education and ...
October 06, 2010
The NEA is putting its formidable get-out-the-vote and campaigning efforts behind five high-priority U.S. Senate races and 22 House races.
September 29, 2010
Supporters of the Race to the Top program have reasons to both cheer and jeer at Congress this week.
September 28, 2010
President Barack Obama told a crowd in New Mexico today that a Republican Congress would seek to cut education spending in order to pay for tax cuts for the rich. Republicans say, not so fast.
September 23, 2010
Republicans say they'll crack down on spending, possibly even taking back unspent stimulus funds, if they're able to take over the U.S House of Representatives after the October midterm elections. That's according to a widely circulated draft of the GOP's Pledge to America, a sort of to-do list for ...
August 04, 2010
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., today said she will call the U.S. House of Representatives back next week to pass the Senate's version of the edujobs measure, which would provide $10 billion to help stave off teacher layoffs. The measure also includes $16 billion in additional Medicaid aid to ...
August 04, 2010
Remember we told you the Senate was slated to finally, finally vote on a $10 billion edujobs package tonight? Well, that didn't end up happening. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Majority Leader, pulled the legislation, which also included $16 billion in Medicaid aid for states, after a cost estimate f...