Disappointed that President Obama and Governor Romney did not say much about education in their debates? Here’s what they would have said in an education-only debate.
AEI hosted a discussion featuring education policy advisors from the Obama and Romney campaigns and the event video is now available. Jon Schnur represented the Obama campaign and Marty West represented the Romney campaign. As the AEI website notes:
While education has been largely sidelined throughout the U.S. presidential campaign trail, a well-trained, highly skilled and globally competitive workforce is crucial to solving some of America’s biggest challenges. Whoever wins the 2012 presidential election will set the federal education mandate for states, districts and schools, but the true test will be whether America can successfully close the domestic and international achievement gaps facing U.S. students.
Education policy advisers from the Obama and Romney campaigns will join AEI’s Frederick M. Hess to discuss the best ways to allocate limited resources, improve teacher quality, increase accountability and maximize student achievement during the next presidential term.