TRANSITION: More Contenders Bow Out
Wise, Caperton say they'd probably turn down Obama cabinet post Times-West Virginian
Caperton, a Democrat, said he is, however, extremely supportive of Obama's stances on education.
Domestic Adviser May Play Greater Role Washington Post
Barnes has a reputation as a pleasant but firm presence who is well versed on policy issues.
Experts Say Obama Must Build a Bipartisan Machine to Move Education Law Washington Post
"Forget the details of No Child Left Behind," said Gary Huggings, director of the Aspen Institute's Commission on NCLB. "The big challenge there is having to rebuild that bipartisan coalition."