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March 05, 2008

Election Night Post-Mortem

What an election night! Two candidates who, at one point or another, were practically relegated to the political graveyard had big nights. Some education highlights: Alexander Russo wonders whether Sen. Barack Obama's wishy-washy stance on private school vouchers hurt him in Ohio, which is home ...

February 13, 2008

Should McCain Get an "Incomplete" Grade in Education?

If you could grade the presidential candidates on their education platforms, what would you give them? Newsweek magazine did just that after getting the opinions of Education Sector's Thomas Toch and the Center for Education Reform's Jeanne Allen. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican,...

February 11, 2008

Mike Huckabee for Education Secretary?

Ex-Bushie and Fordham Foundation VP Michael Petrilli has made me feel a little bit better about Arizona Sen. John McCain's fast-track pace to the Republican nomination. To be sure, I'm not worried about a McCain nomination because of his politics, but from a pure education-blogging perspective. As ...

January 29, 2008

"Kids Who Kill" Still Haunts Huckabee

Not long after the 1998 school shootings at Jonesboro Middle School in Arkansas, which left three students and a teacher dead in what was then one of the worst acts of school violence in the country, then-Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a book deal for "Kids Who Kill," published that same year by B&H Pu...

January 24, 2008

'Imaginative' Poll: Voters Want Candidates to Support the Arts

Voters with education on their minds aren't concerned just about math and science—key areas of focus for politicians and policymakers—but with imaginination, innovation, and the arts as well. That's according to a new poll, backed by education groups including the nation's largest teachers' uni...

January 11, 2008

The 'Liberal', NEA-backed Mike Huckabee

When is getting an education endorsement not a good thing? When you're a Republican, and you get the approval of a state affiliate of the National Education Association. About a month ago, my colleague and Campaign K-12 contributor Alyson Klein wondered whether Mike Huckabee's endorsement by the ...

January 04, 2008

Iowa Caucuses: Change is Needed, But Even in Education?

The results from yesterday's Iowa caucuses make one thing very clear: these Midwestern voters are demanding change. So they gave their votes to Republican Mike Huckabee, a likable, though sometimes gaffe-prone, bass-playing former Arkansas governor who has made arts education his big school initiat...

December 20, 2007

Should Huckabee Be Wearing Flip Flops?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who resisted efforts to bring vouchers to his home state when he was governor, is now trying to say he's a school-voucher champion. Except his record, and others, say differently. First of all, the New Hampshire affiliate of the National Education Association t...

December 13, 2007

Mike (Petrilli) on Why Teachers Like Mike (Huckabee)

Not only is Republican Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, endearing himself to a growing mass of voters, but he's gaining the support of a subset of a politically powerful bunch: teachers. Ex-Bushie, Hoover Institution fellow, and Fordham Foundation VP Michael J. Petrilli explores this phen...

December 12, 2007

The Political Power of Homeschoolers

Today, two news stories caught my attention that remind me of a potentially powerful political force in education politics: "Home-schoolers rally to Huckabee," Los Angeles Times; and "Homeschooler elected to chair state board of education," The State (Columbia, S.C.)

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