AM News: Candidates Touch On Education issues
Obama, Romney Battle Over Private Sector In Education Reuters:Making a bid for young voters and their parents, Obama accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of planning to slash aid to college students. Romney hit back by noting that Obama, a Democrat, has not been able to rein in the soaring cost of tuition.
Which 2012 candidates make the grade? MSNBC: From the schoolhouse to the White House, the Obama campaign says the Romney-Ryan ticket will only make things worse with budget cuts, but the GOP insists that’s not true. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, fact-checks both campaigns.
Hawaii Makes Race to Top Progress, But Is It Enough? PK12: State officials, whom I met with today in Washington before their check-in meeting with the federal department, can tick off a lengthy and on-its-own impressive list of achievements:
Union endorses a candidate backed by StudentsFirstNY GothamSchools: This week, New York State United Teachers endorsed Jeff Klein, a Democratic state Senator from the Bronx with a reputation for rebuffing teachers union interests. Earlier this summer, Klein also took in money from StudentsFirstNY, a group that a union-backed coalition is attacking for its board members’ Republican ties.
Cash from residents, business, foundations supports schools USAT: Beyond backpacks stuffed withsupplies: More schools are getting new assistance from individuals, foundations, businesses and endowments.
L.A. Unified replaces plastic foam cafeteria trays with paper ones Los Angeles Times: The districtwide switch to recyclable paper trays was sparked by students at one middle school who were studying the effects of trash on the environment.