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August 12, 2011

GOP Candidates Criticize NCLB in Debate

Two GOP candidates were asked if they would continue to enforce the No Child Left Behind Act, as president. The answer was an emphatic "no"

August 09, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Anti-Obama on K-12?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has opposed Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards Initiative, both key pieces of President Barack Obama's education agenda.

June 21, 2011

Ex.-Gov. Huntsman, Once Defiant on NCLB, Joins Presidential Race

As Utah's Republican governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. signed legislation in 2005 that required his state to ignore the No Child Left Behind Act. Eventually, the state backed down.

June 16, 2011

Presidential Candidate Bachmann: Foster Mom, NCLB Foe

So I'm sure you political junkies are all aware by now that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is running for president. Bachmann, who heads up the House of Representatives tea party caucus, doesn't have a long and extensive record on education. But if you watched Monday's debate, you probably know ...

June 14, 2011

GOP Debate: A Missed Opportunity to Discuss Education?

Obama press secretary Jay Carney thinks the GOP candidates at last night's debate missed an opportunity to talk about education.

June 08, 2011

Would a President Romney Hurt the Common Core Effort?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, if elected president, won't be the supporter of the Common Core Standards Initiative that President Obama has been.

June 06, 2011

Santorum to Run for Prez, Compared Schools to Factories

Santorum, who served in the Senate has been talking about K-12 issues in early primary states

June 06, 2011

Ed. Reforms Prove Politically Costly in WI, OH, and FL

Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.

June 02, 2011

Mitt Romney, Quiet on Education Lately, Joins 2012 Race

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a proponent of charter schools and performance-based pay for teachers, announced he's seeking the Republican nomination for president.

May 20, 2011

Pawlenty, an Education Guy, to Run for President

Tim Pawlenty, the former two-term Minnesota governor, has a lengthy resume of education policy activism that will likely influence the education platform of his presidential bid.

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