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December 11, 2007

John Edwards on NCLB: We May Have to Ditch It

Even the presidential candidate with one of the most comprehensive plans to re-tool the No Child Left Behind Act is now saying those fixes might not be enough. At a campaign stop in Iowa Monday, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards spoke for about two minutes about NCLB, even going as far to say...

November 29, 2007

The CNN/YouTube Republican Debate: The Confederate Flag Over Education?

Last night's CNN/YouTube Republican debate in Florida provided an opportunity for regular people to submit questions to the presidential questions via video through YouTube—and thousands did. As I scanned the questions beforehand, I found that hundreds dealt with education, from how the candidates...

November 28, 2007

'Only Bill Richardson Has a Bold Plan for Our Schools'

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

Presidential Politics and Bilingual Education (Plus NCLB)

Over at Learning the Language, my colleague, Mary Ann Zehr, has a must-read about the presidential candidates' views on bilingual education. While all of the Democratic frontrunners said they supported bilingual education, only Republican Mitt Romney and the lesser-known Tom Tancredo responded in ...

November 26, 2007

Mitt Romney on NCLB: He Likes Testing

Check out this blog item at The Washington Post, which details Republican Mitt Romney's brief statement of support on Sunday for student testing as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The former Massachusetts governor may not be taking the popular stance in defending standardized testing...

November 20, 2007

Obama's Education Plan and His Dance Around Hot-Button Teacher Issues

In Sen. Barack Obama's new education plan, his ideas for reforming the teaching profession are substantial, expensive, and have the potential to result in fairly dramatic changes in the teaching profession. I discussed this with one of my colleagues on the teacher beat here at Education Week, Bess K...

November 20, 2007

Obama and No Child Left Behind

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., released a detailed education plan in New Hampshire this morning. It’s long on detail when it comes to teacher pay, early childhood education, and expanding federal college outreach … but somewhat skimpy when it comes to what is arguably the biggest education question ...

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