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October 28, 2011

GOP Contenders (Minus Romney, Perry) Debate Education

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who is leading in some polls, said calls to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education are premature.

October 25, 2011

Gov. Perry's Tax Plan Would Slash Ed. Funding in Half

The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful would slash half of all federal aid for elementary and secondary education programs in his quest to cut $100 billion in non-defense spending.

October 24, 2011

NCLB Waivers: Part of Obama's Re-Election Strategy

The Obama administration's plan to grant waivers to states from No Child Left Behind is becoming part of a broader re-election strategy that's meant to emphasize the president's action in the face of Congressional deadlock.

September 23, 2011

Romney, Perry Clash Over Race to the Top

Last night's GOP presidential debate offered the clearest sign yet that the Republican field is united on K-12 policy: Basically, they all want the feds out.

September 21, 2011

Senate Panel Votes to Freeze Funding for Key K-12 Programs

Overall education funding would remain stagnant, though some programs could see money restored, under a measure approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

September 14, 2011

Bachmann's District and School District Probed for Bullying Overlap

A group Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann belongs to leads opposition to acceptance of gay youths in a Minnesota school district that largely overlaps with her Congressional district.

September 12, 2011

Perry Defends HPV Shots, Illegal-Immigrants' In-State Tuition

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent much of tonight's GOP presidential candidates' debate defending his record as governor, including some issues touching on education policy.

September 07, 2011

Perry Defends Ed. Record, Gingrich Praises Race to Top

School choice, Race to the Top, and the state of education in Texas all came up in the latest debate between GOP candidates for president.

August 22, 2011

Fact Check: Are Texas Schools Really So Bad, Under Perry?

Texas gets a mixed report card on class sizes, funding, and college- and career-ready standards. But things aren't as bad as US. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says.

August 18, 2011

Arne Duncan Attacks Rick Perry's Education Record

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan feels "very, very badly" for the children in Texas, where Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pushed through policies that have raised class sizes and cut funding, according to an interview Duncan gave on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital With Al Hunt" airing Aug. 19- 20.

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