Wednesday, May 9, 2012

On Education Issues It's RomBama Or OBamNey

The lede from this Fiscal Times article sums it up.
On the surface at least, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney see eye to eye on a number of key education issues:
Both politicians place great store in standardized testing to evaluate teacher performance and student progress, and both generally back former President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind program. Both favor charter schools as an alternative to failing public schools and merit pay to attract better teachers. And both have had their run-ins with teachers unions.
The rest of the article discusses their more substantive differences on student loans.

At the K-12 level, however, the only difference seems to be that Obama wants to spend more money.  Does that fact mean Pearson will support Obama?


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