In an article just posted on EdNext, Allison Sherry reviews what the GOP candidates for president have said and done on education, and what they might do about our public schools if elected.
She also describes the quandary faced by Republican candidates:
They need to distinguish their position from Obama’s centrist education reforms, and they need to win over the Republican base, fueled by some Tea Party energy, that will push for the U.S. Department of Education to be dismantled altogether.
Allison Sherry is the Washington, D.C. chief for the Denver Post.
The article, “The 2012 Republican Candidates (So Far),” will appear in the Fall 2011 issue of EdNext and is now available online.
The article is summarized in this press release.
In addition, Paul Peterson and Chester Finn discuss education policy and the Republican candidates (and probable candidates) for president in this podcast.
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