- NBC's Domenico Montanaro looks at Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's education positions and how their two approaches to education would be defined.
- Right now, Obama seems likely to protect funding for the Department of Education, support Common Core standards and continue to allow flexibility for states where No Child Left Behind is concerned.
- Romney has proposed expanding the "D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program," wants to provide more information to parents in form of report cards and eliminate NCLB's certification requirement.
From the article:
Education has peeked into the forefront during the 2012 campaign for the White House with President Obama's push for low-interest student loans - and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's contrasting views (“shop around”) on how to pay for college. Obama has also seized on comments Romney made largely dismissing the impact of class sizes, using them for a TV ad running in battleground states. ...